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: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 October 20, 2010, 08:24:54 AM
(http://www.orbisrpg.co.uk/chongsheng/lunaclub.png)

On Gage street down a box strewn alley between Yellow Door Kitchen and ABC chāoshāng stands a rather plain looking wooden door under a bright red neon sign announcing LUNA CLUB.

Through the door is a long set of age stained wooden steps nearly steep enough to be a ladder, at the top of which a blue glass panelled door stands behind which the deep thump of music can be heard. For those lucky enough to be allowed to pass by the two lumbering bouncers (Nútóu and Mǎmiàn) the wide sweeping interior awaits. The lighting above matches the decor and is low key but sumptuous reds, blues, and black with strips of floor level neon on the walls giving the whole place a slightly ethereal look.

Several rooms fan off the main, some have dance floors, where a strange fusion of ancient Chinese strings and modern bass rhythms keep the clients entertained. Others have a scattering of tables where food, drink and company can be enjoyed by the less energetic. At the back of the main room a broad copper covered bar stands with several dedicated staff serving all manner of exotic drinks to the crowd.
Luna herself is most often stood here at the end of the bar, her sinuous curves complimented by the reflected red copper light as she chats and laughs with the clients.

(OOC: A thread for Players to have in-character chats and maybe meet new friends and find out a little gossip)
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 October 27, 2010, 12:42:17 PM
Seeing the newest Chong Sheng arrive again this evening, Lu hurries over and gestures to a dark wooden table surrounded by a plush U shaped sofa some way over to the back of the bar.

Lu

<gives a wide grin revealing crooked yellow teeth> Ah, good to see you again friends! Perhaps Lu can help you to a table and maybe we talk some more about other things? ...yes?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant October 27, 2010, 01:31:06 PM
Jonny Li

<Heading up the stairs and past the hulking doormen, Jonny is dressed in a loose fitting, but well made lightweight grey suit and a white shirt, no tie and the top button open. His shoes are simple black leather, his hair cut short and his eyes are hidden behind a pair of dark sunglasses. The look on his face is currently somewhere between ammused and perplexed and there is no visible sign of an injury on him.

Following Lu's lead he heads over to a table and takes a seat, pulling out a few HK$ he orders a beer>

Good evening Lu, anything interesting happening tonight?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 October 27, 2010, 03:23:39 PM
Lu

Well it is the first night of the new year and the great fangshi Zou Yan is here, so many people are having their horoscopes for the next period calculated
<gives a rather wicked looking grin> ...makes for good excitement and watching, especially those whose omens do not come as they would like! <chuckles>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh October 27, 2010, 09:07:55 PM
Dylan Campbell

<Dylan ignores the mutters and sideways glances at his police uniform as he crosses the room.  He orders a beer from the bar and joins Lu and Jonny.>

<Catching Lu eyeing the glass>  I'll be drinking this one myself  <He takes a large swig and looks over at Zou Yan>

<To Jonny, indicating in the direction of the fangshi with a wry smile>  What do you say?  Want to find out how the afterlife is going to treat us?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant October 28, 2010, 10:24:18 AM
Jonny Li

Not for me thanks, I suspect it will cost a lot in one way or another to have that information. And in the end it doesnt change anything does it?

<Jonny looks like he is about to say a lot more, but stops, smiles and takes a drink>

Maybe when we have got to know each other better we can talk more, but it is never good to talk of such things with strangers.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 October 28, 2010, 10:45:04 AM
Lu

<Grins again> You are wise perhaps to not know your fate, but many cannot resist temptation of knowing the augur even if it ill told... and of course some would say it is better to prepare in either case!

<takes a long drag from his cheroot holder and breathes out a plume of sweet smelling smoke> Also this particualr fangshi is well regarded in the Língshi and is here rarely, so many will make the effort purely for the mianzi such a horoscope will give.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant October 28, 2010, 10:55:31 AM
Jonny Li

The here and now is what I am more interested in, the future will take care of itself
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad October 28, 2010, 02:58:22 PM
<Arriving in the bar, Nathan Cartwright in dressed in a smart, but understated business suit, his grey-to-white fair cut close in a professional style, his eyes taking in the area. Avoiding Lu for the moment, he heads over to the bar for a drink, paying off his 'tab with a handful of dollars.>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh October 28, 2010, 04:14:26 PM
Dylan

If the future really had taken care of itself we wouldn't be here now.

<With a little more agitation than is perhaps reasonable, exits the table and goes over to the bar to try and gain a better look at the 'clients' and the readings they are being given>
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: 50 October 28, 2010, 09:13:11 PM
Finding himself stood next to Nathan at the bar, Dylan can get a view into the side room where the Horoscopes are being calculated.

The room by the look of it is one normally reserved for conversation and cocktails. The lighting comes from numerous little red lamps sat on shelves amongst old books, strange mirrors, carved emporers busts and other objet d'art. Several low tables are dotted around, each surrounded by equally low, plush and comfortable looking chairs (of the sort designed to only give up the occupant after a struggle).

Within the mood seems excited but respectful, especially considering there is actually quite a crowd of people stood around drinking and talking in low voices in the vicinity. Towards the back of the room a broad sweep of carpet is vacant where it approaches a plush looking snug.

Two figures sit on opposite sides of the snug’s table, one is a young man in an expensive looking suit who sits watching with fascination the actions of the other. The other is a white-bearded old man in a battered looking trilby and cracked leather jacket ..as you watch he leans forward and with deft movements manipulates a set of charts and some white carved blocks, all the while speaking quickly and quietly to his rapt audience of one..

(http://www.orbisrpg.co.uk/chongsheng/zouyan2.jpg)

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant October 29, 2010, 07:41:08 AM
Jonny Li

<takes a sip of his beer and muses> As Confusius says...in all the world, in the wind and the rain, the mountains and rivers, the animals, birds and fishes. There is only man with all his plans, schemes and tricks that works against the will of Heaven
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 October 29, 2010, 02:33:40 PM
Lu

ahh, you are truly wise... Though have you ever considered that as flawed beings we merely interpret the will of heaven incorrectly, such plans and schemes could be a way to right our earlier errors or avoid future ones and thus achieve enlightenment?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant October 29, 2010, 02:41:57 PM
Jonny Li

<Smiles> Me? Wise? No, I just watched too much Monkey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_(TV_series)) and The Water Margin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Water_Margin_(1977_TV_series)) as a kid...but perhaps then we should accept we are flawed beings, and stop trying to interpret the will of heaven? Or even as the Buddah taught and give up wanting the things we cannot have and so achieve enlightenment that way?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch October 29, 2010, 03:05:37 PM
Feng

<Feng wanders into the club pausing briefly to smile and greet both the bouncers before stopping and taking a good look round, absorbing the details of the club with vague interest. Seeming satisfied she faintly smiles and goes over to the bar and ordering herself an overly complicated and vividly coloured cocktail, spotting Dylan, Nathan and Jonny all stood separately she flounders for a while before moving to the table with Lu and Jonny>
<smiles openly> Seems I am interrupting quite the passionate debate, I hope you don't mind my joining?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant October 29, 2010, 03:11:07 PM
Jonny Li

<Stands and pulls out a chair for Feng> Please do, we were just discussing the merits of having your fortune told.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh October 30, 2010, 02:56:39 AM
Dylan Campbell

<Dylan's curiosity gets the better of him.  His thirst for knowledge in a world full of uncertainties draws him toward the fangshi.  He shuffles over to the side room, beer in hand and, when no one averts their gaze from the fortune teller himself, raps on the frame>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant October 30, 2010, 07:52:16 PM
Jonny Li

<Turns to Feng and asks>So miss, do you have any strong thoughts on horoscopes

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch October 30, 2010, 07:55:42 PM
Feng

<smiles and nods to Jonny, takes her seat and waits for him to retake his own, sincerely> I see, how fascinating.... <glances over to the snug> seems Dylan is more then a little intrigued, the temptation of knowing ones own fate certainly draws people in
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch October 30, 2010, 08:05:57 PM
Feng

<takes a few moments to think before answering> I cannot say exactly..... I guess it is the age old answer if one knows ones fate it will effect there actions and therefore render such information pointless, or is it that what is going to happen will happen whatever you know it or not and choose to act against it.... <stops herself looking thoughful and flashes them both a grin> I'm sorry I could ramble on like this for a while! Personally I would not go seeking to know my fate, I trust enough that if it feels the need to contact me it will
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 October 30, 2010, 08:42:10 PM
Dylan Campbell

<Dylan's curiosity gets the better of him.  His thirst for knowledge in a world full of uncertainties draws him toward the fangshi.  He shuffles over to the side room, beer in hand and, when no one averts their gaze from the fortune teller himself, raps on the frame>

A young Chinese woman in a long skin tight green dress looks over at Dylan’s knock, as she moves a half step towards him a long ragged wound can be seen running from just under her ear down the side of her neck and into her collarbone.

Woman in green dress

<keeps glancing back over to the table where the fortunes are being told but smiles at Dylan> hello officer, have you come to arrest someone? <lets out a little trilling laugh>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 October 30, 2010, 09:04:12 PM
Feng

<takes a few moments to think before answering> I cannot say exactly..... I guess it is the age old answer if one knows ones fate it will effect there actions and therefore render such information pointless, or is it that what is going to happen will happen whatever you know it or not and choose to act against it.... <stops herself looking thoughful and flashes them both a grin> I'm sorry I could ramble on like this for a while! Personally I would not go seeking to know my fate, I trust enough that if it feels the need to contact me it will

Lu

<stretches his crooked yellow smile> Perhaps you overcomplicate what is natural desire to all creatures, to have some foresight of what is to come.

You listen to weather reports do you not? ...to know if you should take an umbrella or a sun hat on the next day. And so knowing that it will rain in advance does not mean that you can somehow stop it raining, but the information might be enough to stop you getting very wet!
<gives a phlegmy chuckle and takes another drag on his cheroot>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant October 30, 2010, 09:39:05 PM
Jonny Li

Maybe it is best just to always take an umbrella?

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch October 30, 2010, 09:50:58 PM
Feng

<continues to smile at Lu though it is beginning to look a little forced> But what if the legendary unreliability of weather reports rings true and your best sun hat ends up getting ruined in the rain
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 October 30, 2010, 10:01:15 PM
Lu

<chuckles again and shakes his head> ...so you would instead take an umbrella, and a sun hat, and a winter coat, and sandals, and rubber boots... what a lot you must carry just so you will not have to listen to the weather report!

<Smiles and holds up a hand palm forwards> ..and I might also suggest that some weather reports are more often accurate than others... but I see you are not to be swayed! ...and in truth I have no interest in doing so, merely to pass the time with people of deeper thoughts <looks round the club> often a rarety in this place.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 01, 2010, 01:19:05 AM
Dylan Campbell

<Eyeing the woman, before dismissing her> I'm off-duty

<Rethinks his stance upon processing the sight of the scar>  Have... YOU, had your fortune told?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 01, 2010, 08:54:09 AM
Jonny Li

<Turns to Feng after watching this exchange and smiles> It seems to me, its better just accept that sometimes you get wet in the rain
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 01, 2010, 10:40:07 AM
Dylan Campbell

<Eyeing the woman, before dismissing her> I'm off-duty

<Rethinks his stance upon processing the sight of the scar>  Have... YOU, had your fortune told?

Woman in green dress

<makes a little frown> ah, no.. to tell the truth I have not the money or the mianzi to allow time with Zou Yan, though I would like very much to know what my fate may be. <looks at Dylan properly for the first time> You are newly arrived aren't you? <smiles> ...I am sorry for teasing before.

<holds out a hand> I'm Xiao..

(http://www.orbisrpg.co.uk/chongsheng/xaio3.jpg)
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad November 01, 2010, 01:23:18 PM
Nathan Cartwright

<sips his beer while listening to the conversation between Lu, Jonny and Feng. He's not participating at the moment; he's still trying to get a feel for this new enviroment and digest the information he's received in the last 24 hours. Nathan also seems to be rubbing his wrist, though apparantly unintentionally.>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 01, 2010, 07:40:41 PM
Jonny Li


Well Dylan seems to be making a new friend...I hope she isn't some terrible kind of ghost
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 01, 2010, 08:08:30 PM
Lu

<speaks quietly, almost to himself> ahh, but all Guǐ are both terrible and of great sadness...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 01, 2010, 08:38:12 PM
Dylan

<Hesitates for a moment, before extending his hand>  Dylan.  Pleasure to meet you, Xiao.  Tell me, what does it cost for an audience with Zou Yan?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 01, 2010, 09:16:17 PM
Xaio

That depends on who you know to introduce you... If you have no one then I think perhaps 5000 dollars... <looks carefully at Dylan's reaction>

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 01, 2010, 10:40:11 PM
Dylan

<eyes glance briefly toward his pocket, where the pitiful amount of cash he owns sits>  That seems like an awful lot of money... <he lowers his voice until he could almost be muttering to himself> ...for an entertaining guess.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 02, 2010, 08:32:00 AM
Xaio

<gives a warn little smile> Don't fret it is better if you see him because of lian mianzi than because you have deep pockets anyway...

<looks towards the table where Zou Yan is finishing the horoscope of the suited man> would you like to come over with me? we can see how the fangshi considers you...

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 02, 2010, 10:27:38 AM
Dylan

<Considers the options, as well as Jonny's words for a few moments, before turning to Xiao with a crooked smile>  Worth a shot, right?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 02, 2010, 10:49:36 AM
Xaio

<slips one arm through Dylan's with a smile> Be most respectful, the fangshi is very wise and regarded highly here.. <leads Dyaln through the press towards the table>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 02, 2010, 11:44:29 AM
Jonny Li

<Watches Xiao as she leads Dylan off> Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 03, 2010, 02:53:37 AM
Dylan

<Stops momentarily at the touch of Xiao, before smiling and taking her lead into the room> That, I can do...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad November 03, 2010, 12:27:24 PM
Nathan Cartwright

Well, for his sake, I hope they're more useful than the British claptrap.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 03, 2010, 03:47:55 PM
Lu

<Comes back from the bar with his $70 beer*> You are all very untrusting of such things it would seem, can it be because you do not believe in the efficacy of divination?

<takes a sip of the beer and chuckles> ...I would have thought any previously held scepticisms of things supernatural would be fading fast given your present circumstances?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad November 03, 2010, 04:16:47 PM
Nathan Cartwright

The supernatural is one thing, but I don't believe in divination. I am in control of my own life...or unlife, as the case may be, and whatever changes I make aren't laid down in some sort of tapestry to be read. Besides, if the concept of fate did exist, isn't knowing your fate a little...unadventurous?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 03, 2010, 04:33:21 PM
Lu

So you are in control of your fate? ...good for you! ...though I must say I am surprised as to the direction you chose these last few days. <takes a drag of his cheroot and grins causing smoke to drift out between his uneven teeth>

...but as you say, it is obviously your 'adventurous spirit' that makes you steer thus ..determinedly without the aid of map or directions.. <Chuckles again, developing into a few moments of wracking cough>

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 03, 2010, 04:52:57 PM
Jonny Li

But there are some wise men that say our fate is already written in heaven, but what matters is how we live our lives and how we react to these events, if this is so what does it matter what our horoscope is?


: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 03, 2010, 10:40:56 PM
KC

<Sitting quietly sipping his beer, the boy in the tattered jeans and dark green hoodie listens to the two old men swap philosophical nonsense. Seeing the cop walk into the fortune area with a beautiful lady he stands up turns to the men around the table>

Maybe if you stopped talking and started watching you may learn more" <looks at Mr Li> ...and nothing can come ill of just watching. <gives a grin and before he lets Mr Li come back with a retort he turns and quickly walks off into the fortune area>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 04, 2010, 12:41:18 PM
Lu

<gives a broad smile as KC walks away> Ha! What did Confucius say about three paths? ...I suspect your young friend will be taking the last!

Still it warms the heart of an old demon to see such vibrant carelessness!

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 09, 2010, 01:05:10 PM
Dylan

<Dylan returns to the table, drink in hand.  He stands for a moment, looking at his comrades.  He opens his mouth to say something, but changes his mind and takes a seat, staring at the neck of his bottle, his fingers tapping the sides nervously.  He looks around again to see all eyes on him.  Returning his gaze to the beer, he speaks quietly>

Looks like we're in for a bumpy ride...

<Dylan peers towards the entrance to the fangshi's quarters for a few moments>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 09, 2010, 01:39:33 PM
Jonny Li

<Holds his hands up> Hey, you wanted your fortune, no need to share it for those that didnt.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 09, 2010, 01:50:57 PM
Dylan

<Dylan looks up sharply, staring Jonny down for a few moments, before breaking into a smile and shaking his head, running his hands through his hair as he does so>

Yeah, you're right.  It's my burden, and mine alone.

<Dylan begins to lift his beer to his lips>

Should've heard some of the things he said about you though  <he adds with a cheeky grin, before attempting to quench his thirst>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 09, 2010, 01:52:51 PM
Jonny Li

<Laughs> Nothing I care about, good or bad, I am sure
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: Geordie_Lad November 09, 2010, 01:56:21 PM
Nathan Cartwright

Besides, son, we're dead. I doubt the future can hold much more bad news.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 09, 2010, 02:01:58 PM
Dylan

There are worse things than death...

<Dylan puts on a faux-sinister voice, before smiling and looking around at the rest of the club's occupants.  He spots a gentleman with a particularly nasty looking chest wound>

Worse things, but certainly not uglier things
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 09, 2010, 02:07:11 PM
KC

<As Dylan looks towards the enterance he spots KC coming towards them from the direction of the fortune room.  He's still holding the same drink from the start now it's three quarters empty>.

<walks back over to the table with a look of fight and bewilderment on his face. He looks a little nervous as he approaches the table.>  Just had my fortune read. <stops in mid sentences and has a quick look around him, then turns back and looks directly at Jonny Li.>  He told me to tell you... to tell you that, it's your round. <He breaks the act with a large grin and holds up his nearly empty glass.>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 09, 2010, 02:36:05 PM
Jonny Li

<Raises his eyebrow> Ah, but I say we make our own fate...and buy our own drinks...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 09, 2010, 02:48:41 PM
KC

<The grin falls from his face and he sits down sipping a little more of the tasty drink> Don't want another anyway. <turns away from the rest of the table to scan the rest of the room once more, and starts muttering to himself.>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 10, 2010, 12:08:43 AM
Shortly after there is a swift conversation between the newcomers and they leave as one.

Somewhat later that night Ms. Feng appears as if from nowhere, she stays long enough for a drink and a brief chat with Lu before the others arrive (minus Johnny and KC) and they all depart.

The next evening:

The club is as bustling as normal, heavy bass rhythms provide a low backdrop to the maelstrom of strange clientele...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 10, 2010, 08:49:33 AM
Jonny Li

<Heads up the stairs and past the bouncers, dressed as ever in his grey, loose fitting suit and white shirt, heading past to the bar he takes a look round to see who is there and orders a drink>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 10, 2010, 10:49:49 AM
KC

KC runs up the stairs feel energized, he stops at the bouncers looks up at them and gives a cheeky grin.  For the first time he enters the club without his hood up.

He heads to the bar and his attitude is dampered slightly as he pulls out the dwindling notes from his pocket.  He makes a mental note that something needs to be done about this later and orders a glass of larger.

He turns around to face the room, takes in the scene and residence of Luna Club.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 10, 2010, 02:20:08 PM
As the barman passes drinks across the copper covered bar Jonny and KC survey the room.

Luna herself is stood at a table in an adjacent room (one decked out for eating) laughing and joking with the half dozen diners sat at the table.
For the most part the diners look like respectable business types, but one sat with his side to the main room is garbed in a large enveloping black garment covering from head to floor and with a white porcelain mask covering his face (It might be a trick of the light but from the bar the black garment seems to bulge and undulate in very odd ways).

Over near the entrance to the red decorated 'fortune' room of last evening Lu sits at a small table talking animatedly with a young man who has a purple/blue bruised face and bulging eyes.

At the circular table Jonny, KC and the others were sat at last night an elegantly dressed man in silver and white traditional style 'Hanfu' robes with long black hair sits playing Go with an old white bearded man in a grey 'Mao' suit.

Finally back towards the entrance the woman in the green dress that Dylan spoke to yesterday is just visible, stood drinking from a flute glass with some other young women at the edge of a blue glass dance floor.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 10, 2010, 02:55:59 PM
KC

As KC spots the silver/white man, he turns back to the bar and leans on it.  He talks to Jonny in a low voice almost a whisper.

The man playing Go in Silver and White.  I saw him last night in the fortune room, he was very interested in the Cop.  He also turned and looked at me for a moment. I don't know what it is about him but I don't like him.

KC takes a sip of his drink and focus on the Green lady and her friends.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 10, 2010, 06:32:19 PM
Jonny Li

<Shrugs> I wouldnt be surprised if everyone with some influence wouldnt be interested in us, especially if the company has influence in both realms. <Jonny takes a sip of his beer> Sucks to be us I guess
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 10, 2010, 07:28:45 PM
KC watches the green lady sip from her posh glass and sips from his own, he turns to Jonny and with a touch of irritation in his voice. Well I was just saying, might need to watch him. But yea whatever, what do I know.  He turns back to the green lady and continues to watch.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 10, 2010, 08:42:57 PM
Dylan

<Dylan enters the club, giving the bouncers an amicable nod as he passes.  He hopes that word of last night's events hasn't had chance to circulate just yet.  Discretion is vital to finding Hui Lin's sister.

He spots Xiao and her friends at the edge of the dancefloor.  He covers the fresh hole at the top of his stomach with one arm, hoping to make it less noticeable, but there's nothing he can do about the wounds on his left shoulder and right flank.

Dylan approaches the bar, pulling the tiny amount of money he has left from his pocket.  Through sunken, hungry eyes he stares at the bills for a few seconds.  Finally, he orders a beer, and hands over the last of his money.  After the barman has served his drink, Dylan turns and leans on the bar.  He nods at KC and Jonny, who seem to be talking animatedly about something.  He doesn't ask what.  He's too hungry, but he can't help glancing occasionally at Xiao and her friends.  He doesn't trust her, that's for sure.  Hell, he hardly even knows her, but outside his group of colleagues, she is the closest thing he has to a friend right now>

You know anything about the woman in the green dress? <he asks the barman as he pours another punter a beer>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: claire_bear November 10, 2010, 10:43:00 PM
Mei Lin

<Mei enters the bar, making sure to give the bouncers a coy little wave as she strides past. Heading straight for the bar she makes a big show of ordering drinks for ALL her new "friends" in Luna Club, flashing the cash in her purse to anyone who cares to look.

Seeing Jonny and KC deep in conversation she heads straight towards Dylan, who altogether has proved much more interesting for a girl of her stature; and a damn sight prettier than the tramp who seems to have befriended Jonny!>

That was quite an impressive act you pulled off back there, anyone would have thought you were made for the stage sweetie! Get you a drink?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 11, 2010, 12:36:22 AM
Dylan

(OOC: I'll assume this conversation is after the conversation with the barman)

<Dylan looks down at his now empty bottle of beer, before looking back at the film star>

Sure, thanks <he smiles>

Mei Lin, right? <he asks, as she leans over the bar to get the barman's attention>  I knew I recognised you when we... woke up. 

I wouldn't exactly have called last night a 'success'
<he continues, looking down at the wounds> but at least we got out alive.

<He pauses for a moment, repeating that last sentence to himself, before exhaling sharply and shaking his head>

I don't think I'll ever get used to this
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: Afrodave November 11, 2010, 09:07:08 AM
KC

He turns his head back around to the enterance and notices the chinese star as soon as she entered, the change in atmosphere was hard to miss.  Seeing the way she throws her money around, buying the people around her.  KC had survived near starvation on the street and lived in storm drains, he didn't need her money or friendship which she was offering out like cheap candy.

KC was mumbling some of this while sipping the rest of his drink, watching Green Dress lady and her friends with evy and Princess Lin with bitter jelousy.
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: Ant November 11, 2010, 09:47:24 AM
Jonny Li

<Looks at KC and the almost palpable envy and bitterness on his face> You are an angry man, or should I say Gui, KC...can I give you some advice?
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: Afrodave November 11, 2010, 10:04:10 AM
KC

KC Spins around to face Jonny.  His face shows sorrow for a brief moment but quickly changes into anger No Li, I'm an angry boy, I wasn't given the privillage like you lot to grow up before my life was taken.  Not even been alive for 16 years and already got a lot to be angry about. And no your advise isn't worth the hell money it's printed on. KC grabs the little that is left in his glass and storms away to a empty table in a dark corner.  When he sits down his hood is drawn back up and the boy sinks into the comfort of the hood once more.
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: Ant November 11, 2010, 10:09:31 AM
Jonny Li

<His knuckles tighten for a moment, before relaxing and Jonny Shrugs and steps off the bar to go and speak to Lin and Dylan> That kid has some major issues, I hope you too are less angry about things...
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: 50 November 11, 2010, 10:22:20 AM
Dylan
You know anything about the woman in the green dress? <he asks the barman as he pours another punter a beer>

(OOC: OK, so just before Mei Lin sashays up, and KC storms off..)

The Barman (youngish looking guy with shoulder length messy hair and a faint beard) looks over in the direction of the dancefloor.

Barman

errm, oh yeah.. Xaio. She's here most nights... nice lady, she usually hangs out with some of the other young Gui, dunno suppose she's a bit of a club bunny really. I think Lady Whh... Luna knows her from somewhere as well.

<looks back to the pump for a second, then up again> ..why? You wan't an intro bro?
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: 50 November 11, 2010, 11:36:02 AM
Jonny Li

<His knuckles tighten for a moment, before relaxing and Jonny Shrugs and steps off the bar to go and speak to Lin and Dylan> That kid has some major issues, I hope you too are less angry about things...

Barman

<snort/laughs, then gives Jonny a slightly embarrassed look> sorry friend, didn't mean to eavesdrop. ...s'funny though.
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: Ant November 11, 2010, 11:44:23 AM
Jonny Li

<Smiles at the barman> Hey no problem, he's the angry young man not me, I almost feel sorry for the subjects of his haunting
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: 50 November 11, 2010, 12:07:04 PM
Barman

<chuckles again> ..still, I rekon saying a dead kid that has remained on Earth as a Gui has 'major issues' is by definition a bit of an understament! <grins>
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: Ant November 11, 2010, 12:10:05 PM
Jonny Li

<laughs> Understatement is my speciality.
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: Afrodave November 11, 2010, 01:57:17 PM
KC's anger subsides some and he starts to question what he was angry about in the first place.  Jonny's constant know-it-all attitude gets to him but he was usually better at hiding his emtions.  Being on his own was helping a little to relax him and he once again noticed the silver/white man playing go.  He positioned his hood so it looked like he was staring to the side of the game but his eye's were locked onto the man.  His mind was ticking over with possibilites of this gentleman and it was helping to stop thinking about this own problems.
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: Ant November 11, 2010, 02:08:17 PM
Jonny Li

<to the barman> Whats your name by the way, I'm called Jonny Li <puts his hand out to the barman>
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: Geordie_Lad November 11, 2010, 02:11:19 PM
Nathan comes in a few minutes after the others, taking the time to sample the night air and time to think (for lack of anything better to do). Seeing that the rest of the group have fragmented somewhat, he moves across to the bar and looks over the beer list (if they have one).
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: Josh November 11, 2010, 03:32:56 PM
Dylan

<To the barman> Oh we've met.  I'm just new to the neighbourhood, you know?  It's good to get a grasp of people in advance.  Comes with the territory I suppose <he says, gazing down at his blood-spattered police shirt.  He turns to look at the barman, who seems to be eyeing him>  Don't worry, I like you <He smiles, raising his bottle jokingly>

<Mei Lin wanders over, buying him a beer, before KC storms past the two of them, and Jonny approaches>

You know Jonny, getting shot and stealing a cop car seems to take it out of you.  I don't think I have the energy to BE angry.

<He looks over towards KC>  Do we want to know what that was about?
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: Ant November 11, 2010, 03:44:36 PM
Jonny Li

<Shrugs> Angry teenager I guess, wants to fight everything and everyone. <smiles at Mei Lin> But at least his tantrum has meant I can come and talk to you guys
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: 50 November 11, 2010, 03:54:26 PM
Jonny Li

<to the barman> Whats your name by the way, I'm called Jonny Li <puts his hand out to the barman>

(OOC: sorry for being out of sync again)

Barman

<reaches across and gives Jonny a 'ghetto handshake'> Mike, pleased to meet you bro. <as he withdraws his hand you can see a long vicious red wound running from wrist to elbow on the inside of his arm.>

(http://www.orbisrpg.co.uk/chongsheng/mike.jpg)
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: Ant November 11, 2010, 04:00:14 PM
Jonny Li

Cool shirt
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: Josh November 11, 2010, 06:17:45 PM
Dylan

<Stands awkwardly for a moment, before turning to face Jonny>

I hate to be the first to ask, but what was it like?  You know... dying for the second time?
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: Ant November 11, 2010, 06:22:58 PM
Jonny Li

Well it isn't something I would want to go through again, and I am very hungry...
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: Josh November 11, 2010, 06:36:58 PM
Dylan

Right there with you...  <Dylan looks down at his wounds, concern etched on his face.  His hunger is intense.  He catches himself staring at Xiao and her group from across the dancefloor, almost seeing the Qi escaping from their lips as they speak and giggle amongst each other.  He snaps himself out of it>


Well either way, it's good to have you back old man
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: Afrodave November 11, 2010, 11:27:12 PM
KC

KC puts down his empty glass, he looks across at the two gentlemen playing their game.  After a few moments he stands up and crosses the room towards their table.

As he gets there he starts talking to the silver/white man.
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: Afrodave November 12, 2010, 07:26:34 AM
KC

The boy after a quick conversation with the two men playing Go, goes and sits back down at his table.
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: 50 November 12, 2010, 11:50:02 PM
As KC sits back down, eyes might perhaps be drawn to the curvaceous Luna in the room beyond..

She has moved away from the 'business table' by now and is laughing at a something a smartly dressed couple at a different seat have just said. Smiling at something the woman says, Luna puts a hand on the man’s shoulder and says something which elicits a laugh from both of them, before turning and weaving her way back through the dining room towards the main club.

There is a brief side glance, a smile and a nod from her towards where KC sits alone, then she walks past. She is obviously heading towards the bar… but stops just past the 'Go table' in response to something the silver/white man says.
Turning towards him she says something back and directs a dazzling smile towards him, he inclines his head a little and then she turns to continue towards the bar.

Her smile drops instantly as she turns and walks away from him and for a half second her expression becomes impassive, then she appears to catch sight of Dylan, Nathan, Mei Lin and Jonny and another bright smile miraculously returns.

Saving her warmest glance for Mei Lin she begins to walk over.
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: Afrodave November 13, 2010, 01:58:12 AM
KC

As KC's immature eye's fall onto luna's entrance, his focus is taken away.  He even catches himself with a half grin under his hood and a nod back at her before he catch up with himself and see's the exchange between her and silver/white man.

KC quickly finds something else of interest as Luna walks away from silver/white man, he continues to wait at his seat.
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: Pete November 13, 2010, 02:39:42 PM
Lei Feng

<Feng nods to the bouncers as he enter's he looks just as hungry as the rest of you and there is clearly somthing worrying him, He looks arround slowly upon spotting Dylan, Nathan, Mei Lin and Jonny he joins them at the bar and gets himself a coke, frowning slightly at the small amount of cash in his wallet, he waits until the barman has gone to serve somebody else>

Has anybody seen the headlines?
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: Nitch November 13, 2010, 08:42:35 PM
Feng Sung

<glides into the room, pausing briefly by the door to take off her wig, tucking it under her arm as though it were a hat, and allowing her hair to fall loose to her waist. Ruffling a hand through it she smiles and nods to the bouncers before making her way over to the group>
Evening all, how are you all toda.... this evening! <she catches her mistake with a flourish and corrects herself with a grin. Carefully placing her wig onto a clean section of the bar she leans casually against it waiting both to be served and for a reply>
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: Ant November 13, 2010, 09:07:37 PM
Jonny Li

<Smiles at Sung as she joins them at the bar> All things considered, not bad. And youself, you seem cheerful
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: 50 November 13, 2010, 09:55:36 PM
The barman (Mike) comes over and takes Ms Feng's and Nathans* orders, by the time he's turned away to get them Luna has walked up and putting an arm through Mei Lin's turns to Feng and the others.

Luna

<gives a little shrug> Ah, yes.. not the best they could have been...

meanwhile, over at the Go table, the silver/white man and his grey suited opponent have finished counting their stones and the old man stands, bows and walks off. Silverman turns his head slightly towards KC and nods.



*yes they do have a beer list, but apart from the obvious Qilin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qilin) lager and mí hún tāng (waters of oblivion), I don't have the time at the moment to work ‘em all out! tho feel free to post me some suggestions!..
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: Afrodave November 13, 2010, 10:04:20 PM
KC

Seeing the silver/white man nod, KC gets up takes a breath and walks over, he seats himself in front of the man.  He studies the board and then looks up at the man with a goofish smile.

He starts to speak to the man across the board.
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: Pete November 14, 2010, 12:04:48 AM

Luna

<gives a little shrug> Ah, yes.. not the best they could have been...


<looks up a little too quickly as he realises Luna is within earshot, realising this he smiles gently>

Goode evening

<he takes a sip of his coke then looks a back at luna, his expresion pleasant, clealy waiting for her to say more or elaborate on her previous comment in someway>
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: 50 November 14, 2010, 12:17:10 AM
Luna

<nods to something Mike has indicated> Well, I only am concerned for my friends... and with Mei Lin being alleged to have been seen involved in such dramatic occurrences last night...

<takes a long stem glass of pale blue wine from Mike> I worry that some foolish impersonator might cause trouble for my new guests.. <smiles> ...after all, too much of such a matter might be regarded as worthy of the attention of the CB.
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: Pete November 14, 2010, 12:54:11 AM
(OOC the text from the newspaper is now on the child board along with our bio's, pictures of mr chang and Mei Lin are on th front page, inside are before and after shots of Mr Chang's house, or before and before shots as things stand....Pictures of crushed police cars and the other damaged house may be added later, I will bring a hard copy on tuesday)

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: Geordie_Lad November 14, 2010, 09:44:02 PM
<Nathan will order a whisky; he needs something a bit stronger than beer after last night. If his money will stretch far enough, he'll probably have a shot of Japanese whisky (probably Suntory) on the rocks, then move across to join the table.>
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: Pete November 14, 2010, 10:52:26 PM
Lei Feng

<nods, keeping his expresion pleasnt>

your concern is appreciated luna....such a turn of events, whilst unwarranted, could be unfortunate
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: 50 November 15, 2010, 08:25:16 AM
Luna

<takes a sip of the drink> Unfortunate indeed!

But I worried for you all nevertheless, after all there is always the chance those newly become ChóngShēng might fall in with the wrong sort
<tilts her glass towards the club in general> ...do not mistake the Lingshi for a place of black and white, there are many factions vying for position, influence and power, who'd be all too keen to abuse an unknowledgeable Guǐ.
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: Ant November 15, 2010, 08:39:56 AM
Jonny Li

It seems to me there is not much difference between this life and our previous lives then <says Jonny, smiling in good humour>
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: 50 November 15, 2010, 10:43:46 AM
Luna

<looks at Jonny for a moment> Then you are very much mistaken I assure you. <smiles again> But I don't wish to bore you with any trite words! so please enjoy yourselves..

<looks over to Mike> ..drinks on the house for my friends tonight please Mike. <looks at Mei Lin> Perhaps come and talk to me later if you have the chance dearest...
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: Ant November 15, 2010, 10:59:38 AM
Jonny Li

I'm sorry Luna, we are new to this of course, and you are most certainly neither trite nor boring <Jonny rubs his abdomen> but I may have to go and remind my family to pray for me
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: 50 November 16, 2010, 01:09:05 PM
Luna

<smiles> I'm sure they will remember their obligations soon enough then. <nods to each and then turns to head off>

Meanwhile..

KC and the silver/grey man have been playing their game of Go at quite a pace, they continue to talk but apart from the occasional glance up by KC both keep their concentration focused on the board.

As Luna is turning to walk away the silver man stands performs a little formal bow to KC and exchanges a few final words. KC responds with a little bow of his own, before the man walks off over towards the front door of the club.

...KC himself stays sitting studying the Go the board for a while longer.
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: Ant November 17, 2010, 12:41:42 PM
<Assuming this is later in the evening, after everyone has been out and come back in...>

Jonny Li

We should grab a booth and discuss our plan a bit
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: Afrodave November 17, 2010, 08:07:25 PM
KC

KC grabs his beer and moves to the booth with the Go board, he stands just to the side of the seats and turns to the rest.  Ladies and Gentlemen first. He smiles and holds his hand out towards the seats.
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: Josh November 18, 2010, 12:01:03 AM
Dylan

<Dylan is already sitting at a table, scribbling furiously with a pen on a paper napkin, trying to take his mind off the events of the night by coming up with a plan>

We.  Are.  Screwed

<He says more to himself than to anyone else.  He looks around the room to see if he can locate Xiao>
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: 50 November 18, 2010, 11:15:55 AM
Dylan

<Dylan is already sitting at a table, scribbling furiously with a pen on a paper napkin, trying to take his mind off the events of the night by coming up with a plan>

We.  Are.  Screwed

<He says more to himself than to anyone else.  He looks around the room to see if he can locate Xiao>

Dylan will indeed be able to spot Xaio, talking with some other women at the edge of the dance floor near the entrance.
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: Geordie_Lad November 18, 2010, 03:51:09 PM
Nathan

<moves across with his whisky, but waits for Feng and Mei Lin to sit before sitting down himself>

Nonsense, son. Don't rubbish our chances before we've even begun!
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: Ant November 18, 2010, 04:06:55 PM
Jonny Li

<looks sidelong at Nathan> You were at the escapade last night werent you?
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: Geordie_Lad November 18, 2010, 04:08:58 PM
Nathan

If by there, you mean watching the madness from a safe distance, then yes. But a man can only learn from his mistakes, wouldn't you say?
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: Afrodave November 18, 2010, 07:11:30 PM
KC

KC looks up at Jonny from under his hood with a look of annoyance.  Hey!, a part from the 'Distraction'. KC does the hand guester with a smile. outside the place, me and Mr Feng managed to break into the place without being noticed.  I was only stopped when it came to securing the package, but that is Mr Fengs area and he managed it.  As robberies go, with no plan and Marks involved I think we made the best of it.
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: Pete November 18, 2010, 11:22:39 PM
Feng

<spots the group moving to a booth as here returns from the IBM building; still looking pleased with himself he grabs a rum before rejoining the group, sitting down as KC nathan begins:
Nathan

If by there, you mean watching the madness from a safe distance, then yes. But a man can only learn from his mistakes, wouldn't you say?

Well i'm not exactly an expert on the subject of robbery but i think your right KC, and also that we need to plan better for our next move. Me nathan and KC had formed the basics of a plan earlier.

We think that bioserve being as security concious as they are the footage is probably recorded in a remote location as well as on-site. They are a big enough company to have their own private WAN that is completly seperate to the net, however, I have managed to obtain the plans of the building and I think we should be able to crack into this network via one of the fibre Optic repeaters..... some of which I know the locations of within the city.

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: 50 November 19, 2010, 09:38:47 AM
The woman in the green dress finishes her drink and leaving her friends laughing at something turns to come over to the bar.

As she walks over she casts a glance over at the companions table and hesitates for a moment, before continuing up to the bar and talking to Mike.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 19, 2010, 09:55:31 AM
Jonny Li

<To the table> Anyone know who she is?
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: claire_bear November 19, 2010, 07:43:15 PM
Mei Lin

No idea. Dylan seems particularly interested though. I'm sure he could tell you if he took his eyes off her for a minute.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 19, 2010, 09:09:53 PM
Jonny Li

Can't say I blame him, but I suspect that in a place like this the prettier the woman the more dangerous
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: Afrodave November 19, 2010, 11:50:42 PM
KC

The boy listens to Mr Feng but his eye's are drawn to the swaying figure of the green lady.  He hears the questioned asked around him and answers without thinking as he continues to stare at her as she walks past.
That's the green lady  KC's voice sounds like in a dream for a moment but he quickly snaps out of it and looks embarrassed but then quickly looks up at Jonny.
Oh I see, pretty lady dangerous but not silver/white man watching the us! He quickly realises that he's blurted out his mind again and tries to cover up by having a drink.

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: Josh November 20, 2010, 02:04:00 AM
Dylan

Her name is Xiao <he chips in, not really taking his eyes off the woman in the green dress as she sidles up to the bar>  I'm still not sure if she's a friend or a threat, but it's hard to get to know someone without revealing too much about yourself, or the things we've done recently <he looks around the table, almost accusingly, before KC chips in unexpectedly>

You know about her?  And the suit?  What's his story?
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: Afrodave November 20, 2010, 12:14:48 PM
KC

KC looks up at the Cop and smiles nervously remembering all those interrogations by the police.  I no nothing about your green dress, and silver/white man well he's good at Go, and that's all I know He takes another sip of his drink so he can look away from the Cop.  He then looks back up and sounds annoyed. Anyway haven't we got more important things to be discussing than Copper's piece of skirt.
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: claire_bear November 21, 2010, 07:01:26 PM
Mei Lin

Does it really matter? I'm sure she's just another irrelevant dead girl in this bar.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 21, 2010, 09:56:04 PM
KC

KC turns his head away from Mei Lin and mumbles not quietly at all.  Guess you got something in commen then.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 22, 2010, 12:42:38 AM
Jonny Li

Is it any wonder you live in a hole with an attitude like that?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh November 22, 2010, 02:16:09 PM
Dylan

<Dylan chuckles openly as Jonny chastises KC, before standing up>

I'm going outside for some fresh air

<Dylan pats himself down trying to find some smokes>

(OOC:  I imagine they wouldn't have taken TOO many smokes off Dylan before they executed him.  Also, do they reappear every time he wakes up!?  - Yep, you've probably got two or three rather bent and sorry looking smokes rattling around in a squashed packet each night - lucky you! 50)
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 22, 2010, 03:02:41 PM
KC

Looks at Jonny with confusion. What does my attitude got to do with were I sleep? Actually don't answer that you'll just steal one of Confucius's lines like the rest of the knuckle heads in those schools. KC gives his mischievous grins.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 22, 2010, 03:32:19 PM
Jonny Li

No, thats just me, and I got them all from being told stories by my mum as a kid. I never could decide if I wanted to be the Monkey King or a hero from the Water Margins of Liang Shang Po.
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: 50 November 22, 2010, 03:46:08 PM
From the bar Xaio watches as Dylan walks over to the door, she twirls the stem of the glass she holds for a second before puting it down on the bar and walking after him.

She only makes a dozen paces when Lu pushing through a crowd of drinkers steps out and accidentally blocks her path. He gives her his usual crooked yellow smile and says something with a broad wave of his cigar holder before putting a hand on her elbow to steer himself past and away towards the dining room.

As he moves off Xaio rubs her elbow and watches him with a small frown for a half second, before almost stamping her foot as she turns back to the bar, collecting her drink, and dissappearing into the crowd in the red 'fortune room'. 
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: Pete November 22, 2010, 11:29:27 PM
Feng

<ignores the bickering and pulls out his laptop, he positions it so that only the people in the booth can see the screen as he attemtps to connect to the luna clubs internet connection, hoping that he can access his earthly email account>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Pete November 23, 2010, 12:24:40 AM
Feng

<Stares at the failed connection message on his screen, a few clicks later a frown crossed his face but is quickly replaced by a look of resigned revelation. He groans then mutters to himself quietly but audible to anyone at the table>

damn ling-shi earth complexities

<He stands>#

Would anybody like a drink?

After finding out who wants what he heads to the bar.

To Mike: Do you have WiFi in here?
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: 50 November 23, 2010, 08:29:12 AM
Mike

<Starts to get the drinks order> Yep

<glances up and across to the table where Fengs Laptop sits> But if that little beaut was with you when you went then you'll need a Lingshi card for it.

<seeing Fengs look of frustration> Look bro, let me lay it out for you.

The internet and especially Wifi are earthly gizmos, they just ain't the stuff of the Lingshi. Now some folk like you have their little toys when they go, an the stuff will work just fine as a stand alone job.. But just like your phone, if you want to access an earthly network you'll need one of the little converter thingies the Demons make.
<passes the first drinks across>

Now there are some more progressive types that have wired a few Lingshi gizmos together, for business and such, but they're strictly LAN. You could plug your baby straight into one of those with no trouble I should think.

...But anyway point is, the Lingshi is old fashioned and they just don’t do some things, phone aerials and WAN being two of them.
<passes the last of the drinks over> So if you wanna plug into the net then it's the normal earthbound one or none I'm afraid.

<smiles> ...you get me bro?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Pete November 23, 2010, 09:36:00 AM
Feng

Yeah.....I was afraid of that, thanks Mike

<smiles back, picks up the drinks and takes them back to the table>
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: Geordie_Lad November 23, 2010, 11:21:37 AM
So, let's get on with it, shall we? We haven't got all night.

<quickly looks around to make sure nobody is eavesdropping.>

Our current plan is for Feng to tap into the building's fibre-optics, and determine whether BioServe, or any other company, have an outside link for the CCTV system and, if they do, find a way to hack it and remove the information. We then need to get into the sanitorium, locate the security room, and wipe any trace we find of the video; and grab any extra goodies we find along the way.

I know this is a bit basic so far, but what do you all think?  We're currently looking into getting a set of blueprints for the building. If we need to, I can also look further into the security system, see if we can get some keycards made.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 23, 2010, 11:31:03 AM
Jonny Li

<Nods> Sounds like a plan, but if we can hack remotely from the fibre optics, why do we need to break in? Though if we do I think getting hold of keycards, uniforms or staff id would be brilliant...lets get on with it, we dont have much time.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad November 23, 2010, 02:04:43 PM
There may be a hard copy of some description in the building, which'll mean we have to go in and retrieve it. Hopefully our resident Bill Gates can find out either way. There may also have other information in the building relating to our...'condition', which we can also liberate.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 24, 2010, 12:21:29 AM
Conversations continue between the companions for a while, before as a group they all leave..

 …Except for Mei Lin, left at the bar after the others leave, she borrows some papers of Mike and begins to scribble some notes to while away the time...

Those who weren’t paying much attention might have sworn Lin didn’t have chance to drink enough.. or quickly enough.. (or some might comment for a time she had simply gone off to enjoy a party in a different room before returning)

...in any case by the time the rest of the companions return (with a rather smug looking KC and a Dylan sporting a new gunshot wound to the stomach) Lin was sprawled over the bar, broken Champaign glass at the foot of her bar stool, with Mike clearing the spillage off the copper bar-top.

After a few moments to recover Mei Lin  drapes herself over Johnny before being escorted to a corner to cry for a while.. Even Ms feng’s gift of a coiffured white wig to hug doesn’t seem to bring any solace..

Johnny eventually pays some attention to the distressed star, then goes to get the owner Luna.

After a brief chat with Luna Johnny and Lin head out of the club for a while.. when they return after an hour or so Mei Lin seems happier than before.

(OOC: So I think this is OK and I've not missed any obvious stuff, its just before the odd Mike/Mei Lin clothes swap, so before you all head off for the next bit so there is no probs with chat etc..?)
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 24, 2010, 09:07:13 AM
Jonny Li

<Now probably being more attentive to the distressed movie star, Mei Lin> I think its pretty certain to say that the guy whose house we messed up last night is pretty much a vilain, especially from what I have learned tonight about sorcerers...on the plus side, either they dont have our ashes, or havent realised they have them yet.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 24, 2010, 03:52:11 PM
KC

I didn't think we were debatingtheir intentions, I thought it was obvious we weren't dealing with upstanding citizen's. They've got Gui working for them, why not demon's and sorcerers. Anyway far more interesting question for the moment... What was up with Princess Lin, someone make a bad comment on her dress or something? The boy gives his awarding grin at Jonny.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 24, 2010, 04:16:34 PM
Jonny Li

Yes, thats exactly what happened.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 24, 2010, 05:13:17 PM
KC

The boy laugh not getting the sarcasm if there was any.  Man, that girl better toughen up or you planning on holding her hand all the way through her afterlife.  KC laughs again at his own joke, he seems unnaturally in a good mood.  You should have seen me save the Cop's unlife, classic riding a gurney out of a ambulance.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant November 24, 2010, 05:45:38 PM
Jonny Li

That cop is a bit of a case ain't he
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave November 24, 2010, 08:55:26 PM
KC

The boy laughs continually as he remembers the nights activities. He's definitely something. The cop just needs a few lessons on surviving, not just living which I guess he's been doing with the Triads help for while.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 25, 2010, 10:35:17 PM
Lu comes out of the Dining room walking alongside a young Laowai* guy. They are talking in serious fashion on their way to the bar, but when Lu notices the companions he steers them both over to the table.

Lu

Ahh, my apparitional associates, might I take this opportunity to introduce another friend of mine.. <smiles and makes a little wave towards the guy stood with him> This is Tony <smiles again, and with inflection suggesting the truly amazing> ...Tony is from Ireland!

The man steps forwards a little so as not to be behind Lu and makes an attempt at a little bow, it’s far too formal for a nightclub but seems genuine enough.
His skin is that sort of baked tan that some Laowai get when they spend too long in the sun and his hair is dark brown cut in a fashionable style, he has a haze of ‘not shaved’ stubble on his chin. He wears a dark grey and black pin striped shirt and blue jeans with black trainers.

Tony

<in hesitant Cantonese> Good Evening, I am pleasured to meet you… <thinks for a second> I speak little Chinese   

(http://www.orbisrpg.co.uk/chongsheng/tony.jpg)

*Laowai - Lit: Old person from outside ones country, used as a neutral (or pejorative depending on intonation) term for a foreigner
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 November 26, 2010, 11:07:02 PM
Lu

Tony will be in Hong Kong for a few weeks I think, we should have big party sometime soon <grins and takes a drag on his cigar>

Tony

maybe few weeks, or not, its justa work instruction... hey you're actress confirm you? <looks at Mei Lin for a long second then looks away suddenly> err... <in English under breath> shit! very cool Tony, look like a prick why don't you...

<Smiles then in Cantonese to Lu> We should not disturb more, lets go to the wine shop

Lu

<laughs> Ok Tony lets get those drinks from the bar <to the rest> We'll see you later perhaps

They both turn to walk over to the bar, Tony perhaps more hastily than the chuckling Lu
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 01, 2010, 11:15:18 AM
Later Mei Lin and Mike dissapear into the back room and come out with Lin in 'disguise' 

(http://www.orbisrpg.co.uk/chongsheng/meilindisguise.jpg)

;D

The companions have a further quick discussion before finishing drinks and heading out..

...

The next evening the club is quite busy with a fairly young crowd, Mike is back to wearing his normal clothes and is pretty rushed..

Luna sits on a stool at the end of the bar chatting and smiling with the clients as they wait to be served.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 01, 2010, 11:36:41 AM
Jonny Li

<Walks up to the bar, giving a nod of hello to anyone who looks over> Evening Mike, hope you are back to wearing your own pants he says with a grin.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 01, 2010, 02:59:25 PM
Mike

<shrugs and gives a quick grin> might be...

Luna

<Smiles and leans back to speak past a few of the other customers waiting at the bar> Good evening Jonny, when the rest of your companions have arrived and you have a few moments there's someone who'd like to speak to you, if you wouldn't mind?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave December 01, 2010, 08:33:11 PM
KC

As KC steps into the club and has a quick survey of the room, pick out familiar faces before heading over to the Jonny.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 02, 2010, 04:11:26 PM
The robed guy KC was playing Go with last evening is here, sitting at a table at the very edge of the dining area eating noodles from several small bowls.

Xaio is also here standing near the back of a curved sofa talking with two young etu types, she's wearing a short lime coloured lycra dress with a thin gold chain round her waist as a 'belt', curiously the ugly wound that ran down the side of her neck on the previous times you've seen her is gone.

Otherwise though there are a few faces that might be recognisable from earlier visits no other known individuals are apparent in the crowded club
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 02, 2010, 04:15:32 PM
Jonny Li

<Chuckles at Mike and nods to KC as he heads over, before leaning on the bar and checking out who is in the club, especially the corner with Xiao in>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave December 02, 2010, 08:48:54 PM
KC

As the boy walks over to Jonny he keeps a careful eye on silver/white man and has silver/white man turns to look, KC gives him a node of greeting with his best friendly smile.  He turns back to Jonny as he approaches the bar and gives a mischievous grin.

We did a bit better last night I think, how about you? Project Mayhem was a lot less public and none of us got killed.  I do think we got to slow down a little and get a better game plan before we start striking out at large multi-dimensional corporations again.  At least we need to sort out what we can all do so we know who's useful for what.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 04, 2010, 02:37:12 PM
Whilst Jonny watches Xaio nods to something the etu guys have said, they pass her some small thing which she briefly glances at before dropping it down her top and walking off towards the other side of the room.

Finally, Mike has finished with other customers and makes it over to Jonny and KC.

Mike

sorry about the delay guys, what can I get you?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave December 05, 2010, 10:16:14 AM
KC

The boy turns back to the bar.  Just a beer for me Mike. He pulls out a couple of crumpled notes and starts to sort through them to see if he has enough. Satisfied he's got enough the boy holds out his fist full of cash.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 06, 2010, 10:52:00 AM
Mike

<nods and begins to pour a foaming lager> So how'd the disguise work, you get everything sorted?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 06, 2010, 09:55:18 PM
Jonny Li

Oh yeah, worked a charm...so, what's going down in here tonight?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 06, 2010, 10:48:19 PM
Mike

Not much really, think everyone's just winding down and having a few drinks after the new year.. it's a busy time for many of the chóngshēng, what with reminding the huoren of obligations and settling matters with Hell or the CB and all.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 06, 2010, 10:56:34 PM
Jonny Li

Good stuff, anyone interesting about?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 07, 2010, 09:35:40 AM
Mike

Oh yeah man, always is here! <smiles, then glances towards Luna at the end of the bar> I'll pass the word when I ain't so under it bro.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 07, 2010, 10:39:38 AM
Jonny Li

Nice one, i'll catch you later <As Mike moves off Jonny will pull up a stool and sit watching the club, mainly talent spotting>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 09, 2010, 10:20:47 AM
The rest of the "Guǐ-team" eventually arrive and head off to find a quiet corner.

There is a brief bit of trouble when Mei Lin has to come out of the back to stop the bouncers beating Jake up.

Then following a brief conversation with a man in a worn suit (and KC speaking with the Silver/White man) the companions depart.

KC, Dylan and Lei Feng (eventually) return to the club and find a table in the corner, several phone calls are made.
: Re: The Golden Noodle restaurant (PC chat)
: 50 December 09, 2010, 10:25:26 AM
Elsewhere...

Mei Lin, Jake, Jonny and Nathan arrive and take a seat in the back corner.

The dead actress is half concealed under Jakes arm with his coat wrapped round them both and has a large hat perched on her head.

Jonny and Nathan sit facing the restaurant. Phone calls are made..
: Re: the Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: 50 December 09, 2010, 02:40:24 PM
Jake

<calls a waitress over and orders four beers, waiting impatiently for Jonny to finish his call> ...so what are we waiting here for again?
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: Ant December 09, 2010, 03:07:08 PM
Jonny Li

For our delightful friend here <he gestures to Mei Lin.> And to see if that little trinket Hu Lin gave her is of any worth. I dont suppose he told you what it was did he?
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: 50 December 09, 2010, 03:13:03 PM
Jonny Li

For our delightful friend here <he gestures to Mei Lin.> And to see if that little trinket Hu Lin gave her is of any worth. I dont suppose he told you what it was did he?

Jake

<shakes his head and takes a swig of beer> Nope, I just assumed he was bein an old perv an hitting on her <peers at the stone round Mei Lin's neck> ...why, whasit do?
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: Ant December 09, 2010, 03:15:47 PM
Jonny Li

Maybe he is, makes a change from the young perv trying to hit on her doesnt it, as for what it does, thats what we are waiting to see.
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: 50 December 09, 2010, 03:25:56 PM
Jake

<looks up at Jonny> hey! There’s nothing perverted about young people hitting on each other, or don't you remember that far back?
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: Ant December 09, 2010, 03:28:20 PM
Jonny Li

<laughs> No, it was too long ago. Besides, its only worrying if you drool as much as you do.
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: 50 December 09, 2010, 03:40:31 PM
Jake

<nods> ..well I'd have to be like dead to not appreciate someone as awesomely hot as Miss Mei here! <attempts a 'winning smile' at her, then seems to remember the earlier conversation> ...but anyway are we like waiting for it to pop, or glow, or what?
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: Ant December 09, 2010, 03:42:08 PM
Jonny Li

I honestly dont know. So long as nothing happens to her, I am happy.
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: 50 December 10, 2010, 08:21:49 PM
Jake

<still looking at the necklace> So how long do you think we have to wait?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 10, 2010, 08:35:50 PM
KC, Dylan and Lei Feng (eventually) return to the club and find a table in the corner, several phone calls are made.

As the music in this part of the club takes a natural drop in volume a raised voice can be heard from over near the clubs entrance, speaking bad Cantonese ...and in a very odd accent.

Voice

Hey, I nearly have requirement of enter to the public wine shop! <music volume increases for a moment then drops again> ...multitude!

<there is a pause where perhaps someone else speaks in a quieter tone, then the raised voice again> Well, Lu with the cigarette ....or sometimes Mei Lin the solar object and her friends!
: Re: The Golden Noodle (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad December 12, 2010, 01:25:15 PM
Nathan

Hopefully, just until our colleagues get their acts together.

Without thinking, Nathan picks up his beer and takes a swig. A second later, he grimaces and coughs out a small cloud of ash.

oh, for fuck's sake...
: Re: The Golden Noodle (PC chat)
: 50 December 12, 2010, 03:46:10 PM
Nathan

Hopefully, just until our colleagues get their acts together.

Without thinking, Nathan picks up his beer and takes a swig. A second later, he grimaces and coughs out a small cloud of ash.

oh, for fuck's sake...

Jake

<holds out a hand to catch a few flakes of ash> cooool! <picks up his own beer and holds it up to peer through> how'd you do that??
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 12, 2010, 09:32:39 PM
KC, Dylan and Lei Feng (eventually) return to the club and find a table in the corner, several phone calls are made.

As the music in this part of the club takes a natural drop in volume a raised voice can be heard from over near the clubs entrance, speaking bad Cantonese ...and in a very odd accent.

Voice

Hey, I nearly have requirement of enter to the public wine shop! <music volume increases for a moment then drops again> ...multitude!

<there is a pause where perhaps someone else speaks in a quieter tone, then the raised voice again> Well, Lu with the cigarette ....or sometimes Mei Lin the solar object and her friends!

…A few moments later the "Irish" guy Lu introduced yesterday can be seen. Stood between the two bouncers he points over to KC's table and waves, one of the bouncers turns to follow the direction of his gesture, the other puts a meaty hand on the young Laowai's shoulder...
: Re: The Golden Noodle (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad December 12, 2010, 09:45:46 PM
Nathan

Believe me, I wish I didn't do that. Regular food turns to ash in our mouths.
: Re: The Golden Noodle (PC chat)
: 50 December 12, 2010, 10:53:14 PM
Nathan

Believe me, I wish I didn't do that. Regular food turns to ash in our mouths.

Jake

Really?! <in english> Fucking game over for weekends or what! <picks up his beer and takes a slow sip, then in Cantonese again> That's such a shit! <suddenly looks a little brighter> Say, what about if I bought you a special beer instead? ...maybe like ermm... something from Europe.. or like a Guinness or something? surely that won't count as regular food?
: Re: The Golden Noodle (PC chat)
: Ant December 13, 2010, 11:02:03 AM
Jonny Li

I really dont think that would work either Jake...there probably are ways for you to buy us a round but Hu Lin would be better at explaining that I think
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave December 13, 2010, 08:45:54 PM
KC

The boy looks over as the bouncer turns to face their table, he qucikly turns away to avoid eye contact but realises he doesn't have his hood up and he's a known person in here, this wasn't the time to hide.  He shakes his head at the other two, I'll go see what the funny fella wants.

The boys slides out of his seat and walks over to the bouncers, he keeps his confidence up even as he approaches the giant and looks up at him with a no nonsence attidute.

Is there a problem with this guy. He guestures towards the funny fella. I thought he's been in here before?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 13, 2010, 09:14:27 PM
KC

The boy looks over as the bouncer turns to face their table, he qucikly turns away to avoid eye contact but realises he doesn't have his hood up and he's a known person in here, this wasn't the time to hide.  He shakes his head at the other two, I'll go see what the funny fella wants.

The boys slides out of his seat and walks over to the bouncers, he keeps his confidence up even as he approaches the giant and looks up at him with a no nonsence attidute.

Is there a problem with this guy. He guestures towards the funny fella. I thought he's been in here before?

Nútóu (the slightly shorter and broader of the two huge bouncers)

<snorts, then in his deep rumbling voice> He's not native, so he's only allowed in if a member vouches for him.

Tony

<blurts out> I don't know what... native? means but this friend will direct! <points at KC and smiles with a slightly desperate look, then in English> Yeeoww! Your crushing my collar bone! Ow fuck! leggo please!!


Mǎmiàn
(the slightly taller and better looking bouncer)

<With one hand on Tony's shoulder, in a quite pleasant tone to KC> He with you? <then to Tony in the same tone> shush, if you scream again and cause upset to any of the patrons then I'll pop your head off like a Grolsch.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Pete December 13, 2010, 09:15:11 PM
KC

The boy looks over as the bouncer turns to face their table, he qucikly turns away to avoid eye contact but realises he doesn't have his hood up and he's a known person in here, this wasn't the time to hide.  He shakes his head at the other two, I'll go see what the funny fella wants.

Lei Feng

Has been sitting with his back to the Irish guy and the bouncers, he turns and looks over his shoulder as KC speaks

I'll come with you he says to KC, and follows him across the room
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Pete December 13, 2010, 09:20:35 PM
Lei Feng

<to Tony> You'd better come and Sit with us

<to Mǎmiàn> Sorry we're a little bit new to this and not familliar with all of the club rules, coming to think of it i'd like to avoid a repeat of this situatoin, are there any other club rules we should be aware of?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 13, 2010, 09:41:20 PM
Lei Feng

<to Tony> You'd better come and Sit with us

<to Mǎmiàn> Sorry we're a little bit new to this and not familliar with all of the club rules, coming to think of it i'd like to avoid a repeat of this situatoin, are there any other club rules we should be aware of?

Mǎmiàn

<Looks at Feng for a moment> Yes.

Nútóu

<snorts and laughs> OK then, he's your guest now. <nods to his partner who releases Tony with a shrug>

Tony


<steps quickly forwards> Thank you friends! <rubbing at his shoulder walks faster into the club and over towards the table where Dylan still sits> I don't know what I did wrong? But happy you stopped him before I was demolished!
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Pete December 13, 2010, 09:47:03 PM
Lei Feng

<to tony> I'll be over in a minute what are you drinking?

<to Mǎmiàn> I don't suppose you'd care to enlighten us as to what they are?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave December 13, 2010, 10:44:54 PM
KC

KC nods to the bouncers, almost a second later regretting his action as the bouncer announces his responsibility for the funny fella. He didn't know what he was getting himself into and froze as Tony wondered off towards their table. He turns to Feng as he's questioning the bouncer on the rules of the club.

Yea Feng, that right you get all these little rules, I'm going to check this guest of 'ours'

He walks off towards the table as he's finishing speaking.  He slides into the booth opposite the funny fella with a serious look on his face.

Now funny fella I've just vouched for you in this place and that means something obviously bad towards myself if you decide to do something stupid, now I know your going to give me the line of I'm not here to course trouble and I only want to help you out but there are a few question I wanted answering. 

1) Why are you interested in us?
2) What's your business here?
3) How are you not going to cause me trouble tonight?
The boy speaks quickly and fluently trying to loose the funny fella in the dialect throwing in any street slang  (if it exists in HK not sure :)). KC's trying to confuse the funny fella with speaking quickly and making clear certain words to make him understand the point KC is after but make it seem he said much more. When it gets to the questions KC will hold up a finger for each question for dramatic effect and sounds them out clearly at him so he understand them perfectly.
 
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 13, 2010, 11:01:29 PM
Lei Feng

<to tony> I'll be over in a minute what are you drinking?

<to Mǎmiàn> I don't suppose you'd care to enlighten us as to what they are?

Mǎmiàn


<without looking> No.

Nútóu

<snorts and chuckles again then looks at Feng> Look pal, we're guards not guides, go find someone else to hold your hand.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh December 13, 2010, 11:10:29 PM
Dylan

<gets up as Tony sits down.  They shake hands.>

Listen, I don't mean to be rude but...

<He nods at Tony as he rises from his seat, pulling a cigarette packet out of his back pocket.  He removes a smoke and straightens it out, a little tobacco falling on the floor, before removing his last of the night and doing the same again.  He crosses to where Xaio stand with her friends, offering one shoddy cigarette as he puts the other in the side of his mouth>

You smoke?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 13, 2010, 11:12:26 PM
Tony nods as Dylan heads off, then is clearly bamboozled by KC's rapid and slang filled speach! he nods, then shakes his head, then tries to say something, then stops and concentrates again looking even more confused than before!

When KC stops and asks his three questions a look of relief mixed with concentration comes over his face.

Tony

<as soon as KC has finished slowely and with the upmost concentration> err.. I'll try to answer. I didn't know I should be interested in you, but something Lu said made me intelligent I should. <pauses>

I don't know how much I can say here.. <leans forward and whispers> ...Bioserve...? <leans back again> I didn't understand the last bit... did you ask me to be dangerous for you?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Pete December 13, 2010, 11:23:25 PM
Feng

Shrugs and walks to the bar

Hi mike. Bourbon over ice please

Waits for mike to fetch his drink before asking

When i first arrived here I assumed the rules were just the same as any other bar, since then I've learned that your not supposed to...teleport? in, and that you need a member to vouch for you if your not a native, which i assume means hong kong resident.... are there any other...unususal rules we should be aware of if we wish to keep out of trouble?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 13, 2010, 11:37:01 PM
Dylan

<gets up as Tony sits down.  They shake hands.>

Listen, I don't mean to be rude but...

<He nods at Tony as he rises from his seat, pulling a cigarette packet out of his back pocket.  He removes a smoke and straightens it out, a little tobacco falling on the floor, before removing his last of the night and doing the same again.  He crosses to where Xaio stand with her friends, offering one shoddy cigarette as he puts the other in the side of his mouth>

You smoke?

Xaio

<smiles and takes the cigarette, pretending to ignore its slightly bent angle> Thanks <the friends she was talking with move away giggling as she holds the cigrette to her lips and waits for a light> ...how have you been?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave December 13, 2010, 11:40:36 PM
KC

The boy leans in has he hears the word 'Bioserve' mentioned and his look intensifies, his voice is harsh but low as he speak.

Ignore last part, what do you know about bioserve? In fact give brief and then we talk more when friends get here, don't want to listen to your funny talk more than have too. It fine to talk here just don't go speaking it load and telling every Gui you meet. He pulls back a little and tries to look more relaxed but still with the serious look.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh December 13, 2010, 11:43:16 PM
Dylan

<holds a light up to to her cigarette first, then his own>

I've been...  fine.  I've been fine <he insists with an all too vigorous nod, before exhaling a lungful of smoke and dropping his shoulders>

To be honest, I've been better.  <he leans in closer to the woman, his eyes catching the perfectly formed skin where her wound used to be>  Have you heard of a...  a 'Mr Luk'?

<He knows he shouldn't be so trusting of this woman, but compared to the cold stare of Tommy Luk, the greasy yellow smile of Lu, and the foppish stupidity of Jake, this woman is a breath of fresh air>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 13, 2010, 11:43:23 PM
Feng

Shrugs and walks to the bar

Hi mike. Bourbon over ice please

Waits for mike to fetch his drink before asking

When i first arrived here I assumed the rules were just the same as any other bar, since then I've learned that your not supposed to...teleport? in, and that you need a member to vouch for you if your not a native, which i assume means hong kong resident.... are there any other...unususal rules we should be aware of if we wish to keep out of trouble?

Mike


<Grins> Hey bro, I've been working here like four years and I don't know the half of em! <looks over at the table where KC and Tony are sitting> ...but 'native' here means eastern tradition Lingshi stuff, so Gui, Jing, Yaomo and such.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 14, 2010, 12:04:46 AM
KC

The boy leans in has he hears the word 'Bioserve' mentioned and his look intensifies, his voice is harsh but low as he speak.

Ignore last part, what do you know about bioserve? In fact give brief and then we talk more when friends get here, don't want to listen to your funny talk more than have too. It fine to talk here just don't go speaking it load and telling every Gui you meet. He pulls back a little and tries to look more relaxed but still with the serious look.

Tony

<still looking a little confused but serious> I'm in Hong Kong because of Bioserve, my friend was shoplifted by them and I've been tracking him to here.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 14, 2010, 12:13:45 AM
Dylan

<holds a light up to to her cigarette first, then his own>

I've been...  fine.  I've been fine <he insists with an all too vigorous nod, before exhaling a lungful of smoke and dropping his shoulders>

To be honest, I've been better.  <he leans in closer to the woman, his eyes catching the perfectly formed skin where her wound used to be>  Have you heard of a...  a 'Mr Luk'?

<He knows he shouldn't be so trusting of this woman, but compared to the cold stare of Tommy Luk, the greasy yellow smile of Lu, and the foppish stupidity of Jake, this woman is a breath of fresh air>

Xaio

<nods> Luk is CB... sorry, Celestial Bureaucracy, low ranking - but he's got a line to heaven nevertheless. <steps a little closer for a moment> ...you should be careful about him, he might seem a threadbare sort of fool but Luna's the only one he treats with respect here.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh December 14, 2010, 12:30:25 AM
Dylan

Figures, he's a persuasive guy.  I just hope he's a reasonable one too.  My... 'friend' and I... we got a hold of the... erm... 'Dàběn Nièpánjīng Sutra' (he probably pronounces this slightly off).  Do you know anything about it? <he utters, desperation tainting his words>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 14, 2010, 12:49:49 AM
Dylan

Figures, he's a persuasive guy.  I just hope he's a reasonable one too.  My... 'friend' and I... we got a hold of the... erm... 'Dàběn Nièpánjīng Sutra' (he probably pronounces this slightly off).  Do you know anything about it? <he utters, desperation tainting his words>

Xaio

<looks up and smiles> I didn't take you for a buddhist... <laughs> ...no seriously what do you want with the Nirvana Sutra?

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh December 14, 2010, 01:10:45 AM
Dylan

I wish my conscience was clear enough for me to be.  <He finds himself muttering>  My 'three worlds' are all full of chaos right now.  <He snaps out of it to answer her question>

We're hoping it can prevent someone or... something from summoning our souls, should the problem ever arise.  Which it hasn't. <he adds frantically>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 14, 2010, 01:19:03 AM
Dylan

I wish my conscience was clear enough for me to be.  <He finds himself muttering>  My 'three worlds' are all full of chaos right now.  <He snaps out of it to answer her question>

We're hoping it can prevent someone or... something from summoning our souls, should the problem ever arise.  Which it hasn't. <he adds frantically>

Xaio

<makes a pleasant little laugh> well, I guess it would work, its supposed to bestow a state 'free from suffering' after all! <holds out a hand to Dylan> But I have a simpler way... <smiles> come and buy me a drink.

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh December 14, 2010, 01:33:59 AM
Dylan

A state free from anything sounds good right about now <he smiles> but that'll have to do I suppose

<He sees her offer her hand, and hooks his arm the way his very British father used to do for his mother, allowing Xaio to link hers through>

It would be a pleasure

<As he escorts her to the bar he pats down his pocket with his other hand.  He thinks the last of his money will buy her a drink, if not one for himself>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Pete December 14, 2010, 10:07:44 AM
Mike

<Grins> Hey bro, I've been working here like four years and I don't know the half of em! <looks over at the table where KC and Tony are sitting> ...but 'native' here means eastern tradition Lingshi stuff, so Gui, Jing, Yaomo and such.

Feng

Cheers Mike

Dylan

A state free from anything sounds good right about now <he smiles> but that'll have to do I suppose

<He sees her offer her hand, and hooks his arm the way his very British father used to do for his mother, allowing Xaio to link hers through>

It would be a pleasure

<As he escorts her to the bar he pats down his pocket with his other hand.  He thinks the last of his money will buy her a drink, if not one for himself>

Feng

See's dylan heading towards the bad and is about to offer him a drink when he notices Xaio on his arm, instead he nods at dylan as they pass and heads back to the table.


Tony

<still looking a little confused but serious> I'm in Hong Kong because of Bioserve, my friend was shoplifted by them and I've been tracking him to here.

feng

Sits down quietly as tony says this content to let KC do the talking, the boy is obviously getting somewhere
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad December 14, 2010, 11:43:39 AM
Nathan

Speaking of which, how did you and Hu Ling end up working together? No offence, but you seem more of an odd couple than Lemmon and Matthau, if you know what I mean.
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: 50 December 14, 2010, 12:13:16 PM
Nathan

Speaking of which, how did you and Hu Ling end up working together? No offence, but you seem more of an odd couple than Lemmon and Matthau, if you know what I mean.

Jake

<looks blankly at Nathan> A lemon and a what? <shrugs> erm.. well I was sort of in one of his lectures when I first came over, sociology I think it was.. Anyway he mentioned he needed someone to help him sort stuff out on the weekends.. said he'd pay, so I volunteered!

That was in 2019, started out just driving him around places, and hanging around to help carry stuff, then later I'd sometimes just come along to one of his odd meetings.. just so he wasn't there on his own I think.

Anyhow there were a couple of times when things got a little out of hand, like things can do in HK ..you know how it is..

So after that I reckon I must have proved something to him, he started to pay me good money
<grins> ..which was handy cause I'd like totally dropped out by then!

So I've just been ticking along doing the same ever since..
<glances round then leans forward a little> My visa ran out in 2020, but Hui Lin doesn't seem to mind so I've just forgotten to tell the authorities yet!
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: Ant December 14, 2010, 12:15:56 PM
Jonny Li

<chuckles> Yeah, we all know how things can get out of hand very quickly in HK...these meetings you went to, what were they about?
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: 50 December 14, 2010, 01:13:44 PM
Jonny Li

<chuckles> Yeah, we all know how things can get out of hand very quickly in HK...these meetings you went to, what were they about?

Jake


dunno really, sometimes it'd be a bunch of suits at like a proper meeting office an such, other times it'd be scruffs and student types at some pokey cafe. Once or twice it’s been freaky folk down a back street or in some rubbishy basement. Oh and the city courts and records office, he's often into something with them.

<takes a swig of his beer and thinks for a moment> I suppose you’re not including things like him being a part time lecturer or being arrested as meetings are you?
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: Ant December 14, 2010, 01:47:43 PM
Jonny Li

<Blinks dumfoundedly at Jake for a moment before gently banging his head on the table> ok Jake. Hu Lin has gone missing right, he was into some funky shit apparently. We need to know exactly what he was into and where he might have dissapeared to. More to the point who made him dissapear.
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: 50 December 14, 2010, 03:41:08 PM
Jake

<holds his hands up and looks a bit glum> Look, I'm sorry but I just wasn't really interested in what exactly he was up to..

<suddenly brightens> ...though I could probably take you to some of the places we went, I don't know who he was meeting, but I reckon I could remember the way there.
: Re: The Golden Noodle Restaurant (PC chat)
: 50 December 16, 2010, 08:50:45 PM
Jake

<holds his hands up and looks a bit glum> Look, I'm sorry but I just wasn't really interested in what exactly he was up to..

<suddenly brightens> ...though I could probably take you to some of the places we went, I don't know who he was meeting, but I reckon I could remember the way there.

After a few more minutes waiting Jake proclaims himself "full of noodle", Jonny looks at the necklace round Mei Lin's neck and after a shrug and a brief word with the others the quartet get up and head off...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 16, 2010, 09:01:37 PM

Tony

<still looking a little confused but serious> I'm in Hong Kong because of Bioserve, my friend was shoplifted by them and I've been tracking him to here.

feng

Sits down quietly as tony says this content to let KC do the talking, the boy is obviously getting somewhere

Conversation progresses for a while when the other members of the Guǐ team (except Miss Sung) arrive. They join their 'friends' at the table and Tony continues to explain himself (in English), then after some agreement departs.
Mei Lin briefly speaks with Luna, but just as she returns to the table Sung Feng arrives looking quite distressed. A frantic discussion later and the whole group head out...

Later.. Lei Feng and Tony turn back up at the club, reoccupying the quiet table they left Feng and Tony begin to look through a stack of documents Tony brought with him.. Feng seems somewhat flustered by all the hard copy and accidentally spills one of the drinks across the spread of papers!.

It's as the two are trying to dry out and save the worst damaged ones that the rest of the group return...

(OOC: I realise we moved on a little further in game, but this seems the best point to continue chat till next week! :) )
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 17, 2010, 01:01:18 PM
Tony

<english> ..so you guy's said that Bioserve picked you up but you managed to get away.. so I just wondered why are you still messing with them? I'd probably try to dissappear myself!
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 17, 2010, 01:36:14 PM
Jonny Li

Ah, well thats a bit more complicated. I guess we might all have our own reasons for that too...how much do you know about the, er, other worldly business?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 December 18, 2010, 03:44:10 PM
Tony

Errm, hmm.. well I am a Dusios so I'm not exactly oblivious to the supernatural world.. but to be honest my kind keep pretty much out of the wider club normally.

I only really know a little bit now thanks to my researches on Bioserve's European and US activities

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad December 22, 2010, 11:28:38 AM
Nathan

Nathan walks into the club with a face like thunder, striding across to the bar. He orders a large whisky, and rest his head in his hands while he waits for his drink.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 22, 2010, 11:34:15 AM
Jonny Li

<Walks into the bar, just ahead of Sung Feng, looking quite pleased with himself> So, whats up Nathan?[/img]
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad December 22, 2010, 11:55:04 AM
Nathan

What isn't wrong, Jonny? We're going nowhere fast, we've got nothing useful on BioServe or Hu Lin, and don't even get me started on Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dumber back there.

[sighs]

At this rate, I might as well go to the Judges now and take my chances. We've hit rock bottom, my friend, and there's not a ladder in sight.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 22, 2010, 12:01:48 PM
Jonny Li

Hey, dont judge things be the efforts of KC and Dylan, truth be told I suspect that we could make use of the noise they cause for our own benefit.

Plus we did a good thing today, and didnt upset the balance doing it.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad December 22, 2010, 02:22:26 PM
Nathan

Is the girl okay, then?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 22, 2010, 02:24:28 PM
Jonny Li

<Shrugs> She wasnt dead, thats something. Annyoingly the nonce managed to run off which I feel bad at, I guess if he is prepared to do this then he is probably done other stuff to. If we werent so busy I'd do some investigation in to him
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad December 22, 2010, 02:29:15 PM
Nathan

I'm sure something will come out of it. If anything, Dylan could always use another snack item
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 22, 2010, 02:31:11 PM
Jonny Li

Sadly, very true. I hope he figures out something better soon, I dont want to be dragged down with him.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad December 22, 2010, 02:56:26 PM
Nathan

I think that's also something we need to address; getting Dylan to haunt more. If he does little things, he'll not waste too much chi and he'll hopefully get a bit of a buffer going
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant December 22, 2010, 03:02:43 PM
Jonny Li

<laughs> He just needs to learn not to annoy the princess so much
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 05, 2011, 08:47:04 AM
The next evening..

The club is busy.. the first Friday after the new year has seen quite an increase over the regular numbers, the press of people buzzes with a life of it's own, occasionally the unusually chill night outside lets a breath of cold air into the club whenever the two doormen allow someone in.

Luna can be seen circulating through the throng, stopping for a momentary word here, and a smile there, ever the gracious host. Mike and two other barmen defend the polished metal bar against the enthusiastic crowd while the silver-white dressed man of KC's acquaintance stands nearby, talking with two emaciated men in business suits.

Sat at the apex of the bar closest to the crimson decor of the "fortune room" sits the svelte frame of Xaio, she looks quite different from other times she has been seen as she is dressed in a close fitting cream dress of a traditional Chinese style, the intricate embroidery upon it depicts two long coiled dragons fighting in the sky over a green forest canopy.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 05, 2011, 09:06:39 AM
Jonny Li

<Enters the bar, looking his usual self except a bit more anxious about things as he heads to the bar> Evening Mike, busy in here tonight.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 05, 2011, 12:18:41 PM
Mike

Hey bro. <looks up briefly> ...yep! Weekend crowd's always bigger, and younger too.. well counting BD anyhow <finishes serving someone else and comes over> What can I get you?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 05, 2011, 12:49:11 PM
Jonny Li

Just a beer please, and someone who can tell me what the hell is going on
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 05, 2011, 01:27:53 PM
Mike

<grins> heh! yeah, I feel like that all the time too! <pulls a beer and slides it over> ...s'it something specific?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 05, 2011, 01:34:37 PM
Jonny Li

<Laughs> How long have you got? Nah, seriously unless you can travel in time
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 05, 2011, 04:26:08 PM
Mike

<shakes his head and laughs> Nope, sorry! <now serving another guy but still to Jonny> I'm not sure I know anyone who can do that trick!

...there's usually somebody here that can do most other though...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 05, 2011, 09:07:05 PM
Sung Feng

<walks into Luna club and for the first time looks almost entirely normal. Now wearing a loose fitting pair of white cotton trousers, a fitted shirt and her chestnut hair left loose, the only hint of her former apperance are a few loose white curls escaping from the shoulder bag she is now carrying>
<pausing as always to greet the bouncers she moves to the bar with a smile, though honest it seems more tense then before>
Evening, could I have a drink when your free please Mike <quietly to Jonny> Any more success this time?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 06, 2011, 09:00:18 AM
Jonny Li

I dont know, I definately made contact, and they were following me back I am sure, but whether they made it in time I dont know. It was like pulling on a rope that suddenly goes slack, but I cant think of anything else to try
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 06, 2011, 04:27:50 PM
Mike

<comes over and takes Feng's order> ...the rest of your posse coming in tonight? <grins> I have a bet on with the Maitre d' on where your cop guy will be bleeding from this time!
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 06, 2011, 04:46:11 PM
Jonny Li

If he makes it in, my guess will be from his backside
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 06, 2011, 08:29:00 PM
KC

The boy enters the club with his hood up, his face in shadow. He stops dead in his tracks as he looks up into the crowd of people, the club seemed to have doubled in numbers to the boy. His instincts told him to get out, after the emptiness of that place and the peacefulness of the fields, the club was too over powering. So much noise and activity, as the boy is about to turn and leave he sees two of his companions at the bar and a little of his confidence is restored. He takes a deep breath and hunches a little as he head through the people towards the bar. As he catches familiar legs in front of him he looks up into Jonny's face, the boy gives a weak grin.

Thanks for like... err getting us out of that place and not being judged. We thought me might be lost in there forever at one point, taught me not to follow goat men into strange buildings. The boy gives a little chuck trying to make light of the event, hoping to fool himself also.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Pete January 06, 2011, 11:07:44 PM
Lei Feng

Walks in shortly after KC, looking pleased with himself again

Hi guys would anybody like a drink?

He waits to see if there are any takers before ordering
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 07, 2011, 12:45:12 PM
Jonny Li

<Nods to Lei Feng> I'll take another beer, thanks. And KC, its ok but I'd like to know what you saw and more about what went on with you guys, and what happened to Tony?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 07, 2011, 07:00:02 PM
KC

The boy turns slightly towards Feng but you still can't see his face just hear his voice. I'll have a beer. He turns back to Jonny. I'll tell you everything that I know about that place but not just yet, give us a little time. He gives another weak smile.

He turns and looks up at Ms Feng with an odd expression. You don't look stupid, what happened? He looks back to Jonny. We weren't gone that long, were we? You can see a little worry in the boys face as he asks the question.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 08, 2011, 02:09:49 PM
Jonny Li

Long enough to make me paranoid and foolish, oh which reminds me <Jonny takes his phone out and turns it back on.>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 08, 2011, 09:40:47 PM
Sung Feng

<in response to Feng when he asks> I would love another drink thanks

<to KC, laughing honestly> I see your stay in the LingShi has had no effect on your tact and subtlety. I needed to go back to my flat quickly and thought I would pick up a change of clothes, as much as I love my other outfit it was particularly loud <stops laughing and looks more serious> Are you both ok? I have got to say I am quite interested in what happened to you
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 08, 2011, 11:53:20 PM
KC

The boy not really understanding Jonny's meaning turns back to Ms Feng as Jonny pulls out his phone. The boy gives her a curious look as he tries to work out if she's laughing at him. Coming to the conclusion she found something he said funny and looked better in normal clothes. Her next question and expression took him by surprise.

We're fine, takes more than misty nothingness and judges in meadows to stop us. The boy nervous and embarrassed, fails to portray the cocky bravado he wished as he spoke. Realising how stupid he sounded he quickly tried to cover it up with the first thing that came to mind.
You look nicer in normal clothes.

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 10, 2011, 12:27:00 PM
Mike

<clearly still casually listening to the conversation as he finishes getting the last of the drinks>

..been over the Lingshi eh? .. I went once myself a few years ago ...pretty weird, huh?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 10, 2011, 12:48:33 PM
Jonny Li

<To Feng> KC is right, you look very different in your normal gear, any more news on your sister?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 10, 2011, 03:46:29 PM
Sung Feng

<to KC, looks concerned at the boys words but seems to think better of sympathy, deciding it would probably be greeted with hostility, instead opting for a smile and another chuckle> Ah but you have learned the art of compliments well, thank you

<to Jonny, her smile falters and she looks worried> She is still tucked up safe in the hospitable, though she has yet to wake from the coma, I visited her earlier today and dropped of a card, chatted to her for a while... <pauses briefly> there's still something very wrong with her, physically she's there but when I touched her hand or try searching for her I keep sensing her scared and cold as when she went missing.... I don't know what to do, I think I will ask Mae (whatever the mediums name is?? {Mai Mao- 50}) about helping me find her
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 10, 2011, 03:57:46 PM
Jonny Li

I always knew how to pay compliments, you just never know how some women will take them...as for your sister, if you want I will try to arrange a meeting with the medium to see what she can do. But I think the best thing is just to learn what we can do ourselves.

Apparently we just dont work the way we are supposed to.
<Jonny nods towards KC> Take these two, from what I was told they should have had no trouble getting back at all, but then we should wake up wherever our ashes are too, and we dont do that.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 10, 2011, 06:04:42 PM
KC

If a Gui can blush the boy does and seems to look uncomfortable for a moment, he quickly looks around the bar and starts to walk off as he's saying. I'll be right back, got to speak to someone. The boy disappears into the crowd and heads towards the silver/white man if he can see him.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 10, 2011, 06:45:29 PM
Sung Feng

<nods as Jonny speaks looking thoughtful> I would like to attempt something similar to what you did to contact KC, however you accomplished that, though I am worried about contacting the spirit of someone who is still living and trying to bring it back in case I end up doing more harm to her, for a start I don't even know where she is or how she got there....
<sighs deeply and shakes her head> I think its pretty obvious we're not as we should be <lowers her voice> though I may have a way to find my body, I'm pretty sure the guy who took my sister hid my corpse as well, perhaps a bit more questioning could lead the way, though after all this time i cant imagine it will be a pleasant find, but having my own ashes could help me travel from the LingShi and back...

<goes quiet for a while before grinning and nodding in KCs direction> I have a feeling I may have embarrassed the poor lad somehow
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 10, 2011, 11:16:00 PM
KC disappears into the throng appearing a moment later further down the room where the silver-white dressed man is still conversing with the emaciated business men.

Mike

<while pouring a drink from the pump in front of where Sung Feng stands> ...the young dude seems very friendly with Hai... you do know he's Yāorén* don't you?

*a sort of sorcerer, but one that is often portrayed as a villain in fiction - messing with things 'man was not meant to know' rather than the more wholesome (in Chinese culture) Taoist magic, etc..
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 12, 2011, 09:27:45 AM
Conversations continue for some time. KC returns from speaking with Hai, and Dylan, Nathan and Méi Lín join the group before they move away to a more private corner.

After more discussions, some web surfing, a phone call or two and a conversation with Lu, Lín speaks with Luna, Jonny leaves the club with the stack of Tony's papers (to return looking frustrated five minutes later) and the two Fengs head off (at separate points) just before midnight.

Lu returns with some documents which Nathan looks over before Lín signs, the ever smiling Lu burns each page immediately after she has placed her moniker.

Feng and Feng return, and more discourse occurs. Somewhat later Hai comes over, and after an introduction by KC some sort of agreement is reached (resulting in him departing to return perhaps half an hour later with a foil wrapped item about the size of an egg). Luna herself also briefly makes an appearance at the table smiling and exchanging a few words before continuing her tour of the clientele.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 12, 2011, 10:33:46 AM
Jonny Li

So, what is it we are all doing again?

Dylan and KC are going to try and spring Jake perhaps, maybe with Mei Lin? Lei Feng is going to find out what info BS have on us and look at the wards on the floors in that place, but info Jake, Hu Lin and especially Mei Lin...oh and Sung Feng's sister is the main idea.

What else?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: claire_bear January 12, 2011, 11:51:49 AM
Mei Lin

I never thought I'd say this but I want to go with KC and Dylan. Loosing my boyfriend in the Ling Shi looks a hell of a lot more likely if they go alone.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 12, 2011, 12:02:03 PM
Jonny Li

<Laughs> I dont know why Jake should be more worried, that he is being held without arrest or that you guys are going to try and rescue him
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 12, 2011, 06:01:27 PM
KC

The boy looks a little hurt and a lot angry at Mei statement. Hey! We're not the only ones to fuck up! My face wasn't on the front page of the paper recently was it?! The boys anger is obvious as he talks and with his question he looks Mei straight in the eyes and keeps his stare up as he waits for her answer ready to lash back at whatever she had to say.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 12, 2011, 06:05:33 PM
Jonny Li

Hey, chill the fuck out kid
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: claire_bear January 12, 2011, 06:06:48 PM
Mei Lin

Mei stares back, not going to be beaten by a scratty child. There is no love in her voice as she replies.
Well, it's not like a face like yours is ever going to be noticed is it...
Can we just get on with finding Jake now please? I can't be bothered to argue with you.

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 12, 2011, 06:24:24 PM
KC

The boy keeps up the stare not saying anything for a moment before he replies coldly. And that's all you care about, suppose life's easy for a pretty rich girl when there your only goals. At least I fight for something, not let others fight for me. Come with us if you like, just don't except us to lead you around like Jonny here. He nods over to Jonny as he says this, he sits back and stops staring intently.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 12, 2011, 11:51:28 PM
Jonny Li

Well boo hoo, didnt you have a shitty life and no one cared about you. Well newsflash kid, we get it, we understand, you had nothing and no one and now you hate everything and everyone who has something and someone. Well here's another newsflash for you. You are reborn, so you get to make a choice. <Jonny starts to count off on his fingers> You can carry on being a self pitying, self destructive loner who will never have anything or anyone because he cant bring himself to like anyone. Or you can choose this momentous fucking happening to redirect your life and spend your Chóng Shēng in the company of people that like you, care about you and for some fuck knows why reason want to help you.

<Jonny looks between KC and Mei Lin then speaks to Mei Lin>

And you should stop behaving like a princess, things have changed and I'll help you all I can, and even help you get back what you had if you want, but there is a saying that you should be careful who you trample on the way up, you never know when you'll be heading down again.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 13, 2011, 12:33:28 AM
KC

The boy looks at Jonny his face showing his emotions of anger, sadness and shock from his tongue lasing. He seems to pause and looks away as he takes in your words but a resolve takes him and he looks back up at Jonny.
If this group is what you say it is, then I don't deserve to be looked down on by her The boy nods his head in Mei Lin's direction keepin eye contact with Jonny. or any of you because of my social standing in society or how I see things, especially as it's come in use as Gui a few times. And I will not tolerate being made a joke of like that by her He nods Mei Lin's direction again. Because of a few unfortunate situations that for ill or good has taught us something.  And if that's me asking for pitty then fuck this I'll shut up and you will see a self destructive loner He stares at Jonny but it's different more questioning like the boys trying to read him.
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: Josh January 13, 2011, 02:15:30 AM
Dylan

<Dylan pulls a seat up beside his comrades, only for a fight to erupt between Mei Lin and KC, shortly after the party has been divvied into groups.  He is about to offer a calming word to both of his party members before Jonny steps in to offer a few words of his own.  Sensing the man's wisdom, Dylan sits back and observes Mei Lin and KC instead, offering a slight nod Jonny's way as he subdues the two of them.  If only he'd been as restrained, he might not have ended up with the "Coca Cola" logo imprinted in his temple...>

I think... <he begins> that as long as you two are willing to work together, <he stares at Mei Lin and KC in turn> the three of us stand a fighting chance of bringing Jake back.  Granted, my track record isn't the strongest, <he waits for the murmurs that inevitably follow before raising his palms> but I'm on home turf here, and that gives us an advantage.  If Jake is there to find, he will be found, I promise you. <Dylan seems to direct this at Jonny, the man that seems to have been thrust upon the role of 'leader' within the group, and a man he can't help but respect, no matter how much he hates himself for it>

So that's the three of us wrapped up, I understand Lei Feng is providing us with a little recon.  What exactly will the rest of us be occupying ourselves with between beers? <Dylan can sense the smarminess in his own voice, but it is easier to coat his questions in sarcasm than admit he needs the aid of his associates.>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad January 13, 2011, 08:18:06 AM
Nathan

Nathan looks up from the large pile of paper that he's organizing at the back of the booth.

I'm just planning on sorting out Tony's papers, since Feng got them jumbled up. Since we've lost Tony indefinately, this is all we have of his research in BioServe. Let me know if you need any LingShi items for the jailbreak.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 13, 2011, 08:40:29 AM
Jonny Li

<To Dylan> I just dont know, to be honest. I am stuck for a diretion right now, maybe one will appear to us, I dont know. Sung Feng wants to try to find her sister's spirit that also seems to have been grabbed by BS and is now stuck in the Ling Shi, if you need a fourth I'll come with you, or even an outside man for some reason.

It occurs to me that BS is too strong to take head on, so we need to find its weak links, its cracks. Maybe Lei Feng has found a couple, maybe you guys'll find a couple, but if I can use a lesson from the Tao of Jeet Kune Do, we must be like water...


<Jonny turns to KC, and after a moment>

KC you are right, you dont deserve to be looked down on because of whats gone before, not now you are reborn, I could argue the things you've done since then havent help your case, or Dylans, or mine for that matter. But let me tell you this KC, I was a little like you before my rebirth, if I got a problem I fought it, and I was pretty damned good at it too. But it didnt help that much. Now maybe its because of the Gui I have become, but now I want to change, now I want to protect people, even if its from themselves.

Now forgive me, but thats all I am trying to do for you, and Mei Lin, in all this. To point out that in some ways we are increadibly lucky in that we have some control of our destiny now. We sure as shit shouldnt be bickering between ourselves.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 13, 2011, 06:46:23 PM
KC

The boys listens to Jonny the are a couple of points he opens his mouth to argue but he closes his mouth every time and continues to listen until Jonny finishes his speech.

"Forgive me but you were probably brought up in a Martial arts training camp somewhere up in the mountains" He smiles at his little joke, lightening his mood a little. "On the streets if you didn't fight your problems you'd end up dead! If she'd said that to me on the street we wouldn't be talking about it." He gives another smile but this one doesn't seem to indicate a joke told. "I've never ask for your pity for my stance in life and now death it seems. I've always looked after myself and I'll continue to look after me, we've got connections and similar problems while they remain so do we, I don't know after that and being reborn seems pretty much the same shit different hole. Forgive me but that's just how it is, street makes things very simple, black and white. That's how it's been for a long time now and your saying just change because I died. Glad it's easy for you Jonny for some." The boy gives a quick glance around the table at the rest. "Change doesn't come so easy."
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: claire_bear January 13, 2011, 08:38:00 PM
Mei Lin

Have you ever thought that if you weren't quite so aggressive about your horrible street life we might be a bit nicer too you? Relax for god's sake. We have to get on, for Jake's sake. Jake and Hu Lin are all that matter right now.
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: Afrodave January 13, 2011, 09:25:27 PM
KC

The boy turns to look at Mei Lin with angry child face. "And if you weren't stuck up your own... He quickly looks down at the table and lets out a breath to calm himself. He looks back up still a little of the anger is there but he's calmer.
Well then why don't you stop making jokes about the ones risking their Gui behinds for your precious "boyfriend" The boy makes the quotation hand sign for effect. 
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: claire_bear January 13, 2011, 09:34:19 PM
Mei Lin

Mei Lin starts to sulk but thinks better of it. Taking deep breaths almost identical to KC's a few seconds earlier, trying to do her best to please Jonny.
Yes my he's my "boyfriend" Mei makes similarly over exaggerated quotation marks in the air And he's done more to help us than most people we've befriended since we were...well..reborn. I'd like to think we'd all be risking our Gui behinds even if he wasn't with me.
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: 50 January 13, 2011, 11:05:11 PM
The air is suddenly rent by a loud crash and the sound of shattering glass from over at the bar.

Immediately the folk closest the event recoil from the source of the clamour, and in the centre of the widening circle of clubbers the slender form of Xaio can be seen. Her dress is hitched up to mid-thigh, and the high heeled shoes she was wearing are noticeably absent as she stands with her fists clenched over a prone man in an expensive looking suit.

The man rolls onto his side, clutching at his throat and gurgling as his face begins to take on a slightly purplish hue. Xaio glances briefly down at her right shoulder then steps forwards to deliver a sharp kick to the man’s paunch, causing him to double up with a belch then immediately begin to choke and paw at his throat with greater urgency, “Stupid fucking wangbadan! ...I said don’t touch!” she hisses as she steps back.

The crowd is suddenly split as the hulking form of Nútóu pushes through, “All ok here, go back to your drinks please people” he rumbles as he bends down over the choking man, then looks up briefly “…shit Xaio, the guy's windpipes fucked big-time”.

Xaio shrugs and spits angrily “I didn’t know he wasn’t Guǐ!” then takes a moment and seems to calm down “…You’ll just have to fix him up before you throw him out.” she mutters, just as Luna comes breezing through the crowd with several of the club staff bearing trays of drinks in tow.

Nútóu looks up at Luna then over at Xaio “too late for that I’m afraid” he says as he moves the man’s hands down from his now completly purple face.

Then the scene is lost from view as the club guests begin to spread back out, lubricated by the smiling faces and free drinks of the staff.
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: Ant January 13, 2011, 11:28:50 PM
Jonny Li

<looks over at the commotion> Wow, that was a bit brutal, i can see why Dylan likes her now. Maybe we could offer some help?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 14, 2011, 06:42:56 PM
KC

"Well I'm not saying I won't, just don't..." The noise coming from the bar distracts the boy as he looks over, the boys eye's are fix on the the lady as she performs her brutal attack. He quickly shifts position so he can watch better as he notices who the woman is and a grin appears on his face. The boy looks lost in thought not seeming to notice the giant or luna and the free drinks. He catches the last part of what Jonny is saying as the crowd block his view of her, he turns quickly to face Jonny."Good idea, I'll go offer." The street kid being as he is in death as he was in life always positions himself to be at the end of the booth so he's not trapped. Using this position he is out of the booth and into the crowd heading in the woman's direction before you have a chance to reply. 

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: claire_bear January 14, 2011, 06:46:26 PM
Mei Lin

Smiling to herself she watches KC head towards the scene. Looks like Dylan may have some competition...
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: Josh January 14, 2011, 07:10:58 PM
Dylan

<Leans forward, about to put a hand on KC's shoulder to calm him down just as a crash is heard from the direction of the bar.  He stands up quickly, placing a hand on the butt of his borrowed gun, before realising his place and sitting back down slowly.  It wasn't as if Xaio can't handle herself by the looks of things...

KC however, does stride away.  Dylan's gaze follows the boy as he disappears into the crowd>

Mei Lin: "Looks like Dylan may have some competition..."

<Dylan makes a pshh sound, a carefree smile spread across his face.  Then, it drops>

Wait, what?

<He spins in his chair, eyes fixed on the swarm of people returning to the bar.  He thinks he can still make out Xaio, but KC is lost beneath the shoulders of the club's occupants.  He gets up again.>

I'll... be right back.  Just got to go and, erm... pee?

<He mumbles, already several feet away from his comrades, before disappearing into the crowd himself>
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: 50 January 17, 2011, 11:48:57 AM
As Dylan disappears into the crowd after KC, Nútóu stands up again and though you cant see the body from the table, its pretty obvious he is carrying the guy over towards the club offices.

As the bouncer moves away, from the opposite direction the slightly shabby form of Tommy Luk can be seen heading towards the bar, his expression stern and determined.
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: claire_bear January 17, 2011, 12:45:41 PM
Mei Lin

This place just keeps getting weirder. What the hell is going on?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 17, 2011, 12:49:21 PM
Jonny Li

I guess Dylans girlfriend doesnt like being touched. He really doesnt get any luck does he.
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: claire_bear January 17, 2011, 12:57:37 PM
Mei Lin

Still, that seems a bit extreme. I wonder if Dylan knows exactly what he's got involved with there? All the more fool him I guess.
We really need to work out how were going to deal with all our shit without all these distractions

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: Ant January 17, 2011, 01:02:30 PM
Jonny Li

Well with luck it wont be long before your lawer sorts things out for you. I am wondering if more direct action isnt appropriate against our nemesis. Or if not direct action, a bit of his own medicine.
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: Nitch January 17, 2011, 04:04:36 PM
Sung Feng

<frowning gently she watches the scenes around her unfold with mild disinterest, seemingly entirely lost in her own thoughts she unconsciously runs her fingers through her hair, occasionally shaking her head mumbling> no.... no that wouldn't work at all..... <before returning to her musing>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 18, 2011, 12:25:14 AM
Tommy disappears from sight for a moment when next he can be seen through a thinner bit of crowd he has been intercepted by a brightly smiling Luna.

He says something sharply, eliciting a sorrowful look from Luna and some response only for the threadbare cop to look even more annoyed.

He utters some long sentence and reaches towards his coat pocket, only to stop when Luna puts out an elegant hand on his cheek and bends forwards to whisper something in his ear… then they are both lost from view as the crowd ebb across the gap.
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: 50 January 19, 2011, 08:20:38 AM
Feng Sung heads over to talk to Tommy and after a brief conversation returns to the others. Sometime later they all gather and follow Tommy Luk out.
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: 50 January 19, 2011, 08:26:06 AM
The next night in Nathan's appartment the Gui sit at the long table having just finished their first meal since they died.

Xaio is present as well, now dressed in a dark green lycra top and skinny jeans, she clears some of the last of the plates away whilst the others consider what she has managed to find out..
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: Nitch January 19, 2011, 03:37:13 PM
Sung Feng

<thanks Xiao again for the delicious food as she gets up and after a brief rummage round the flat finds a blank piece of paper. Folding it in half she sits back to the table, takes a pen from her bag and starts to draw> So Dylan, KC and Mei Lin are heading to the police station while Jonny, Nathan, myself and if he can be convinced Feng are going to snoop around the warehouses? Sounds like a good enough plan to me
<pauses and sits back from her work, examining the few lines she's drawn shrewdly. Her eyes flick to Mei Lin before continuing to draw> I don't mean to be rude by saying this but do you think you will be able to resist the lure of your adoring fans? Masses of them assembled just a few streets away baying for just a glimpse of you, will you be able to resist the temptation of making an appearance?
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: Afrodave January 20, 2011, 06:38:24 PM
KC

The boy also thanks Xiao a little to enthusiastically especially knowing the boys usual manners, he quickly picks up some of the plates and follows her to the kitchen area. He returns quickly having probably been shooed out for being to helpful.

He is about to make one of his award winning snips at Mei Lin from what Feng just said but quickly bits his tongue remembering Xiao in ear shot. Instead he turns to Feng. I thought you were going to kick off the police and 'adoring fan's' He can't keep the sarcastic tone out of his voice for the fans. with that crazy power of yours. It be useful to have it chaos out there while me and Dylan do our work inside. He then turns to Mei Lin. Listen, I know Jakes done more than he should have for us and that's why he's in there. Me and Dylan are going to walk in there and walk him back out and you holding our hands the whole way is not going to help. This is Dylan's territory and I'm a natural at breaking and entry, this isn't going to be like attacking a magically power company or walking around the Ling Shui(sp?). We know what we're doing. The boy can't keep the cocky tone out of his voice knowing there's a girl to impress.
 
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: Nitch January 20, 2011, 08:02:25 PM
Sung Feng

<still scribbling away chuckles gently to herself> I see the way to your affections is lycra and a damn good meal KC <grins>Though I doubt there is a man who could say otherwise...
<shakes her head>Making everyone around me stupid and useless wont initially start off a riot until the confused armed police start to shoot innocents and we dont want a massacre on our hands, I think to a certain degree that we can count on an army of disappointed fans to cause more then enough trouble on there own
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: 50 January 20, 2011, 10:54:33 PM
Xaio

<comes back out of the kitchen area carrying a little bowl> ...and you must be careful lest using your Gui powers to cause confusion ends with something that Heaven, or at least Luk, would have a problem with.

<places the bowl down on the table revealing a stack of little brown fortune cookies> I know they're an American import really, and a bit trite... but I bought sealed fates from an old fortune seller today, and made the cookies myself. <smiles> ...a bit of fun maybe?
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: Nitch January 20, 2011, 11:14:30 PM
Sung Feng

Oohhh cookies! <pushing aside her drawing she picks one from the stack> These look lovely, thanks again Xaio! <avidly snaps her cookie and munches away making happy little humming noises as she eats. Once the cookie is gone and seemingly as an afterthought opens her fortune with mild interest>
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: Josh January 20, 2011, 11:28:43 PM
Dylan

<also thanks Xaio in turn for the meal.  He is worried that he might be getting pushed to the back of the line for her attention now that the rest of his group have been introduced, and he feels a pang of jealousy for the first time in a long while.  He listens in as the conversation turns to tonight's plan>

I agree, we need to put these abilities on ice for the time being.  There are going to be a LOT of civvies down there tonight, not to mention the inevitable police presence.  The three of us should be able to handle Jake <he says, nodding toward Mei Lin and KC> but everyone make sure we can contact you if something goes wrong.  We all have phones right?

<Xaio's cookies quickly divert attention.  Dylan looks at them nervously.  He is still mulling over the meaning of the last fortune he was given.  "Don't be an idiot, they're just a bit of fun", he tells himself.  "And besides, Xaio's waiting on you."  He reaches over and takes one of the cookies.  With a subtle inhale he turns over the paper to read his fortune>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 21, 2011, 08:42:59 AM
Jonny Li

<Picks up the cookie and munches it, casually reading the fortune before crumpling it up and chucking it away> Great cookies Xaio, in fact what a great meal all round...as for our master plan, I think the least ghostly intereference we need the better. Mei Lin should only be going to cause a distraction if things go badly, the crowd should do its job otherwise, and I thought Feng Sung was coming with me to look at the warehouse?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 21, 2011, 11:30:22 AM
Sung Feng

<looks at her fortune for a few minutes her brow furrowed before shrugging and turning to Jonny> I think I might be a bit useful there at least, I could sneak in as a spider! <with one hand mimicking a spider has it scurry across the table> and have a good look round, even ask the other spiders if they have seen anything suspicious! <making her other hand a spider as well has it scurry to meet the first and has them hold the mime of a spider conversation. This continues for a good few minutes until she drops her hands and pulls her drawing back to her and shrugs again> you know that or we could just sneak in the normal way...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 21, 2011, 12:06:49 PM
Jonny Li

<Smiles at his fortune> Oh I think some kind of small critter to go and spy around is a great plan, just be careful and have some way of signalling for help if you need it...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 21, 2011, 12:14:16 PM
Sung Feng

<grins> how about spinning a giant web spelling the words 'HELP ME!' across the entire warehouse? Failing that how's about turning back into a human to scream and flail my arms wildly
<mostly to herself>...I could be one of those giant, golden orb weavers, white of course..... or a jumping spider.....
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 21, 2011, 12:21:17 PM
Jonny Li

Or...you could avoid trouble and if it looks dangerous, ring me...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 21, 2011, 12:40:01 PM
Sung Feng

<smiles innocently and makes a mock deep sigh> I suppose that's an option as well
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 21, 2011, 12:44:07 PM
Jonny Li

Just so long as I dont have to crawl round the warehouse looking in rat traps and asking every rodent if its you, or worse still, sifting through corpses in a bug zapper <Jonny grins>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 21, 2011, 01:01:27 PM
 Xaio

<chuckles at Jonny's joke as she heads to the kitchen then returns with a very British looking teapot and some cups>

...and what about the BioServe man ... Chang was it? If he has been your direct protagonist and is well aware of the Lingshi and Guǐ to such point as you suggest then you would be ok to utilise your full powers against him. <begins to pour tea> ...so long as you are careful to avoid overspill to others.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 21, 2011, 01:25:40 PM
Jonny Li

Ah, well he is a dangerous case, not only is he aware of the Lingshi, but he is a sorcerer too, and I look forward to a, ar, rematch
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 21, 2011, 01:57:10 PM
Sung Feng

<laughs and those looking will see she has incorporated a little spider into whatever she is drawing> yes I feel that would be an undignified death to match the one I already have

<frowns at the mention of Chang> I fail to see why he has taken to such a personal vengeance on us, so maybe we messed up his lawn a bit but he preformed a serious of experiments on our souls so if anything we're still way down on this debt<her voice hardens from its usual dreamy quality and her hands clench into fists> though if I find he had anything to do with what happened to Ling then I'm gonna take personal joy in  ripping out his throat with my teeth! <regains herself looking more then a little surprised at her own outburst and continues to draw, humming tunelessly though there is still a slight tremor in her hands>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 21, 2011, 09:57:35 PM
Xaio

<watching Feng draw> ..well the reasons for his personal efforts could be numerous. He may be the one directly responsible within the BioServe organisation for whatever happened to you, in which case he will be desperately trying to resolve the problem. Or maybe one of you was his enemy, known or not, in your first life? ..or maybe had, or have something he uniquely needs.

Or maybe it is enmity by your association to someone else that he has issue with.. Hu Lin?.. Lu?, or maybe even Luna? ..as she clearly favours you, and Chang's boss Lo Pan would therefore certainly not.   

Or I suppose it could be as 'simple' as mianzi. If, as you say, he is a sorcerer, then it would not do to allow his enemies, of which there will be many, to see a bunch of virgin Chongsheng Gui bust over his pad and escape without serious consequences!


<smiles at Feng's forming picture> ...could you draw me something later?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 22, 2011, 04:14:16 PM
KC

The boy laughs along with Feng and Jonny as they joke, he picks up his cookie and cracks it open. He pulls out the paper and quickly eats the cookie before reading what it says.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 23, 2011, 06:49:13 PM
Sung Feng

<looks up at Xaio with a smile> As the only way of repaying the kindness you have shown us and the help you have given then I would be more then happy, though I am afraid it may have to wait until I have an hour or so break from fighting an evil co-operation, so perhaps after the scout of the warehouses? Is there anything in particular you would like to request or just a general doodle of some variety?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 24, 2011, 04:26:08 PM
Xaio

<without pausing to think> A snake, a water dragon, and a monkey sitting by a lake, with a little pagoda on an island behind. <stops and looks a little embarrassed> ..Sorry! I mean only if that's not too much to ask?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 24, 2011, 07:14:51 PM
KC

After reading the note the boy shugs, screws it up and throws it onto his plate. He starts to laugh at Xaio's description of her picture but then realise she was being serious and stops.

Sorry for laughing I thought you were joking. Giving her an awkward grin.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 24, 2011, 11:06:13 PM
Xaio

<looks at KC for a moment.. her face unreadable, then shrugs> I know it's a bit twee, but it's just something I remember from my childhood.. <looks back to Feng> ..whenever you could manage if its not too much trouble.

<smiles and stands up> so.. anyway, I don't think there is anything more I can tell you from what I found out today. Maybe when you know more, I can be of better help.

In the meantime, whilst you are making your moves I think I must go back to Luna's tonight, just to show face and see how my mianzi is with her.. and with Luk.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 25, 2011, 08:30:56 AM
Jonny Li

Well I think it sounds a nice image Xaio...as for Luk you could point out to him that if he really wants to stop people breaking the edicts of heaven there are much bigger fish for him that a few punters at a nightclub.
: Re: 冰轮 - Somewhere in HK.. (PC chat)
: 50 January 26, 2011, 08:45:27 AM
conversation continues for a little while, before Xaio stands with a sigh and heads off to Luna Club. She is escorted part way by Sung Feng (off to visit her sister in hospital), Lei Feng also takes the opportunity to 'pop' off (haunting and to see his mum apparently!), KC heads out for a time as well, but gives no explanation as to where he is going.

Later the two teams re-gather and head off for the South-central Police station and the Bioserve warehouse.
..much later a call is put through from Dylan to Jonny..

Dylan, KC, Mei Lin, and Jake: On speaker phone in the stolen Police cruiser.
Jonny, Nathan and the two Fengs: Huddled in the shadowed corner, outside the back of the warehouse.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 26, 2011, 08:49:09 AM
Jonny Li

<Mutters to himself> Well that fight with the guards was less than magnificent, hey Dylan, hows it going with you guys? We've hit a snag here
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: 50 January 26, 2011, 10:00:12 AM
Jake

<interrupts before Dylan can reply> Hey Jonny! ..aw, you guys missed all the action, I've been like totally jailbreaked! it was really cool.. KC kept walking through the walls an stuff.. then the police station alarm went off... <suddenly becomes a little more subdued> ..oh, then that guy with the evil eyes came and shot the prostitute.. that wasn't so cool...

<after a short pause he continues enthusiastically again> ..but then all the lights went off, Dylan shot the lock out, and we've 'jacked a cop car! ..an lovely Lin here has sorted out a big rumble so the cops will be too busy to chase us for a while! <to Mei Lin> Pretty awesome job by the way...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 26, 2011, 10:11:28 AM
Jonny Li

Well, sounds like you guys had fun, we are still in the middle of shit here and we may have to bale, but lets see...is everyone allright at your end?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 26, 2011, 02:15:54 PM
Sung Feng

<one of the guard dogs turns to the other two and after a few quieter barks they both lope of around the corner and out of sight the one remaining gingerly lays down, their eyes turned to Jonny though slightly unfocused and rests its head on the floor. After a few moments the two dogs return, one a shoulder bag and the other a set of white clothes held gently in their jaws which they deposit at Jonny's feet, now with a freckling of drool, before sitting either side of the third dog, their ears pricked and alert. On hearing Jonny talk of leaving the mission the dog on the floor raises its head, barks at Jonny and fiercely shakes its head giving him a meaningful look>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 26, 2011, 03:43:49 PM
Jonny Li

<Picks up the clothes and stuffs them in the bag> Right then, we need to get into this warehouse and make sure there isnt any backup on the way...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 26, 2011, 06:33:15 PM
Sung Feng

<The middle dog sits up and looks at Jonny nodding. Raising a paw it points at Jonny then moves the paw to touch the warehouse wall, then moving the paw again it points at itself then draws a square in the air. With a slight whine it drags itself to its feet and barks to the other dogs quickly, who move to either side of the group and sit once again alert, before setting off stealthily around the corner leaving a trail of dripping blood leading back to the sizeable stain in the grass where it was lain>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave January 26, 2011, 11:44:14 PM
KC

The boy is trying to get a word in while Jake rambles on when he finally shuts up KC jumps in again before Dylan can say anything. He leans closer to the front so he can be heard on the speaker phone.

We're all good Jonny, Mei Lin's fucked, not like we didn't see it coming right Miss Feng, probably won't be long until you hear about it. He lands back in his seat and folds his arms turning slightly away from Mei Lin watching out the window. The boys thoughts go straight to the two men in the police station as questions start to form.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch January 27, 2011, 02:26:58 PM
Sung Feng

<from the corner the dog just walked round comes the faint sound of violent retching>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 27, 2011, 10:23:20 PM
Jonny Li

What the hell is up with her? And what the hell happened to Mei Lin? No wait, tell me when we meet up for better effect. Hey Jake, good to know you are back with us
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 January 27, 2011, 11:04:14 PM
Jake

<smiles> 's good to be out of there that's for sure! I was beggining to get worried, I mean they didn't charge me with anything, or ask me any questions, not even my name... I mean I'm here without a visa and they didn't even say squat!

...then that bloke off of the telly who's house you did over turned up and was talking to the cops... and then he was talking with the evil-eye guy and the triad kid.. I got the distinct impression I was going to be handed over by the cops, and to be honest a spell in the local jail and deportation never looked so promising!
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad January 28, 2011, 10:19:47 AM
Nathan

Nathan groans and slumps against the wall, pulling his suit jacket open to see a bullet hole in his side. There's no blood, but as he unbuttons his short and probes the wound, he (and anyone looking) sees the flesh around the small hole is grey and translucent; the outer layer of skin rubs away like ash when Nathan touches it, and he wimpers in shock.

Thats...that's not good...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant January 31, 2011, 08:12:24 PM
Jonny Li

<Looks sidelong at Nathan>I'll try to grab a live one, might as well make use of these bastards
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh January 31, 2011, 08:50:22 PM
Dylan

<to Jonny)  Don't worry about us, sounds like you've got your hands full as it is.  We've got something to sort out at this end before we regroup.  Where and when do you want to meet?
: Re: 冰轮 - Nathan's Crib (PC chat)
: 50 February 02, 2011, 10:34:24 AM
The next night at Nathan's crib...

The meal provided by Xaio (and Jake) has gone some way to satisfying the È-Guǐ, and the various bullet holes of the previous evenings efforts have faded away with the re-materialisations.

In the background the TV news channel runs through reports of:

A Jailbreak at the South Central Police station (Triad connections have not been ruled out).

The flash mob of 100's of recently deceased movie star Mei Lin's fans that caused a mini-riot nearby (including various mobile footage of the apparently perfectly healthy actress, stood on a Police car roof surrounded by her ecstatic fans).

The (possibly connected) assault on A-list actor Shen Yu (now under police protection) by a crazed fan.

An armed assault on a dock front Bioserve warehouse, A Bioserve spokeswoman has indicated they believe there is a CHRF connection, suggesting it is linked to the same group that recently attacked the home and family of Bioserve exec Chang Yun-fa.

The announcement of the visit next week of He Bangjing, Vice minister of Finance of the Peoples Republic of China (responsible for Economic Development Expenditure).

A police statement of the receipt of additional government resources being allocated to the Vice departments of Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay districts. A spokesman indicates the departments intention to crack down on Triad activities in the areas, particularly organised prostitution, drugs trafficking, and money laundering.
: Re: 冰轮 - Nathan's Crib (PC chat)
: 50 February 03, 2011, 02:15:33 PM
As those Gui that have been eating sit back finally satisfied, Jonny and Sung Feng's phones both simultaneously give a text received beep..
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 03, 2011, 02:38:00 PM
Jonny Li

<Reads the text with a deepening frown and puts his phone away, thinking for a moment> Right, according to our friendly medium, the proverbial is about to hit the fan as far as we are concerned and we need to stop messing about. I've been thinking about all this we are doing and it occurred to me we have forgotten what our aims were in going to the fancy house that started our war with Chang...lets pretend we didnt get seen, but didnt find any information out...what would our next step have been? We'd have tried to track down Hu Lin's sister another way wouldnt we? So lets get onto that, because in amongst all of it we are getting screwed by our present actions and we need to get a grip and do something positive
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave February 03, 2011, 07:39:24 PM
KC

The boy leaves straight after the meal talking about time off and shit to do, he walks out pulling his hood up saying no good byes.
: Re: 冰轮 - Hui Rei's appartment (PC chat)
: 50 February 09, 2011, 11:54:17 PM
Later after Nathan has done some investigation into the identity and circumstances of Hui Rei the gang head off to her apartment in uptown west-central.

------

...the sounds of the last explosion outside fade, and the lights in Rei's apartment again flicker and dim. The fire alarm siren squeaks then falls silent, allowing the distant sound of automatic gunfire to drift up from the entrance to the building 40 stories below.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad February 10, 2011, 11:47:41 AM
Nathan

Nathan is hurrying to cover the entrance, fully loading his shotgun and propping his riot shield against the door frame to block the entrance.

How're we doing with the loading?!
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh February 10, 2011, 11:24:39 PM
Dylan

<Crouches by the wall at the top of the staircase, peering around the corner intermittently to check for signs of movement.  Two tear gas grenades rattle against his flak jacket as he leans the riot shield against the wall beside him>

A little haste wouldn't go amiss...

<he adds, shouting down the corridor toward the doorway Nathan is guarding>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 11, 2011, 09:21:48 AM
The others continue to carefully remove the data cubes from the webnet. a glance would say they are perhaps a third of the way through...

The call lights on the lifts at the end of the floor blink on and they can both be seen rapidly descending towards the ground floor (37.. 36.. 35..)...

Dylan's phone begins to ring...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 11, 2011, 09:33:12 AM
Jonny Li

Between you telling us to hurry up and Feng telling us to be careful, we arent ever going to get all these tings out. I say we cut our losses and make a break for it now!
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad February 11, 2011, 10:58:59 AM
Nathan notices with a sinking dread the numbers tumbling down on the lifts.

They're coming up in the lifts; we've got about three minutes before the army busts in!
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 11, 2011, 11:08:24 AM
Jonny Li

<Picks up the box of data cubes they already have> Right, time to get out of dodge. Any clever ideas on how we escape now?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 11, 2011, 11:52:23 AM
The Security guard that escorted you in comes back from ushering the last of the residents away down the stairs.

Sec Guard

<trying his radio> ...Dammit guys will somebody talk to me! <releases the button to hear only static... turns to the room> Shit! I can't raise the front desk at all.. What the fuck is going on! ...You guys getting anything on police band?

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad February 11, 2011, 02:10:53 PM
Nathan

"blag mode"

The police band's down too. But we received reports of gunfire before the radios went down, so you've got as much idea of what's going on as us. How's the evaculation going?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch February 11, 2011, 05:11:06 PM
Sung Feng

<still packing cubes into the box Jonny is holding as she talks>I vote we head to the roof and make it up once we get there, we only need one or two people to actually transport this stuff and the others can pop away once they've set off. And by the looks of it there is no way we are getting through the army on the ground floor, it would be handing ourselves to the enemy going that way
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh February 12, 2011, 12:51:53 AM
Dylan

Oh sh-

<scrambles in his pocket and takes the phone out, answering without even thinking to check the caller ID>

How may I help you?

<he answers more than a little sarcastically>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave February 12, 2011, 01:57:21 AM
KC

The boy looks up and smiles at Feng. I know I can carry a bag of weapons, load me up with these things. I'll show you keeping above the ground foor.

Turning and looks at jonny. The darkness trick would really help giving us a head start. He flashes a grin.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 13, 2011, 07:35:23 PM
Sec Guard

<looks really worried at Nathan's words> Look, I'm not really paid for this level of trouble.. If you cops don't know what's going down then it must be serious... and probably to do with your warrant.

<fishes in his pocket and throws a key ring with two mag keysticks and two normal steel keys on it to Nathan> Most of the residents are going to be heading down the stairs to the mustering points. I'm going to follow em down and see if I can hook up with the other building security on the other floors on the way down. I'll let em know what's happened, and ring the precinct as soon as I can if I make it down. But to be honest I reckon my chances are better by not being associated with whatever your investigating! <glances over at the lifts again (...13 ...12 ...11)> ...you understand don't you?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 13, 2011, 07:45:01 PM
Jonny Li

Sure thing, might even be best if you don't even mention we were here even, you know what might happen then
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 13, 2011, 09:39:28 PM
Dylan

Oh sh- <scrambles in his pocket and takes the phone out, answering without even thinking to check the caller ID>

How may I help you? <he answers more than a little sarcastically>

Dylan


<talking on his phone> Xaio?  Err, yeah this is Dylan. Is something wrong?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 13, 2011, 09:42:39 PM
Jonny Li

Sure thing, might even be best if you don't even mention we were here even, you know what might happen then

Sec Guard

<looks over at Jonny, puzzlement now mixed with his fear> ..sorry, are you saying you don't want me to call this into your precinct and let them know what's going down?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 13, 2011, 10:06:04 PM
Jonny Li

<Shrugs> You can if you want, but you'll just get hauled in for questioning on what went down too, if you are ok that then good on you, makes less shit for us
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 14, 2011, 12:13:23 AM
Sec Guard

<nods and looks a little relieved> Well if you guys are ok with it, then I guess I'll wait to see if I’m called in for the debrief! <nods to Jonny, Dylan and Nathan, before taking out his pistol and heading back down the stairwell.>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh February 14, 2011, 01:19:56 AM
Dylan

<nods genially at the security guard as he leaves, a look of frustration etched on his face as he grasps the phone to his ear>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad February 16, 2011, 02:54:28 PM
Nathan

Ok, I'm sold, let's get outta here.

Feng, you've got one minute. Get as much of the computer as you can and get it safe and secure to move. Grab my ice bag while you're at it. Should we trash the rest?

Jonny, my fellow maker of all things shiny, we need to concoct an escape plan for this kit. We've got the keys to the city, but we've gotta get past the soldiers. Any ideas?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 16, 2011, 03:57:12 PM
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: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 17, 2011, 10:00:18 PM
Jonny Li

<picks up the box of cubes> Right, time to head to the roof unless anyone has a better plan for getting out of here?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad February 18, 2011, 10:38:04 AM
Nathan

That's as good an idea as any. What should we do about the stuff we can't take?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 18, 2011, 11:15:56 AM
Jonny Li

Grenade?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad February 18, 2011, 01:21:21 PM
Nathan

<Looks down at the grenades Dylan gave him to see what type they are.>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh February 18, 2011, 04:28:05 PM
Dylan

<covers the mouthpiece on the phone and turns his head to Nathan and the rest of the team>

We've got a LOT of trouble headed our way, I'm talking dragon-sized amounts of shit.  Nathan, I'm going to throw a tear-gas canister down the stairwell and run to you.  On my go, you launch one of yours down the hallway and we make a quick exit out through the apartment.  Keep your shield raised!

I hope those guys have a plan...


<He puts the phone back to his ear>

Xaio, we're on our way back to HQ- I mean the apartment, but it's going to take a few detours to shake this tail.  I'll explain later.

<he's about to hang up, before replacing the phone to his ear>

And Xaio?  Thanks for the heads-up.  Take care of yourself

<He hangs up, retrieves his shield, and places a hand on one of the gas canisters in preparation>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 18, 2011, 04:36:04 PM
Jonny Li
When you say, we go to the roof, right?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad February 18, 2011, 10:17:56 PM
Nathan

Okay, Dylan. Anybody who doesn't need to be here, head for the roof.

<Tosses the keys to Jonny>

now does anyone have a proper grenade?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 23, 2011, 04:26:04 PM
OOC: OK guys so some explosions later where would you be mainly heading for, Nathan's crib, Luna's, or somewhere else??
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 23, 2011, 04:39:48 PM
I'm teleporting to t clocktower to hopefully meet Mei Lin
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Geordie_Lad February 24, 2011, 11:05:39 AM
I'll be heading to the apartment, taking a roundabout route to make sure I'm not followed. Once I get home, I'm going to stash the biogogical samples in the fridge/freezer, and hide the box of crystals in the wardrobe.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch February 24, 2011, 01:21:29 PM
Sung Feng

<pops back into Nathans flat and pads round for a few minutes impatiently before settling onto the sofa, stretching out her paws and resting her head on the arm>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 24, 2011, 01:26:13 PM
Ooh look, a new rug...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 24, 2011, 01:45:50 PM
I'm teleporting to t clocktower to hopefully meet Mei Lin


...so Jonny is going to aim to appear under the famous harbour clock tower at 7.30pm, in middle of one of the busiest tourist and nightlife pedestrian plazas in HK, near where the ‘incognito’ Mei Lin sits at a packed street cafe drinking her Latte...?

...also just to remind you guys, if you 'pop' you cant take any non-lingshi stuff with you (guns, flack jackets etc).
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 24, 2011, 01:50:55 PM
I'll be heading to the apartment, taking a roundabout route to make sure I'm not followed. Once I get home, I'm going to stash the biogogical samples in the fridge/freezer, and hide the box of crystals in the wardrobe.

Well shouldn't be a problem now we've discoverd Nathan's second name is really Bond!  ;)

..Will take about 15-20 mins if you try to keep your head down and not start jumping queues etc...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant February 24, 2011, 01:52:10 PM
Hmm fair point...I still want to head that way just I might pick a different landing spot...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 24, 2011, 01:55:03 PM
Sung Feng

<pops back into Nathans flat and pads round for a few minutes impatiently before settling onto the sofa, stretching out her paws and resting her head on the arm>

The place seems strangely quiet after the chaos of the towerblock roof but seconds before. As Feng settles herself on the sofa her eye is drawn to the blinking light on Nathan's answer machine.
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Nitch February 24, 2011, 06:38:12 PM
The place seems strangely quiet after the chaos of the towerblock roof but seconds before. As Feng settles herself on the sofa her eye is drawn to the blinking light on Nathan's answer machine.

Sung Feng

<stretching widely Feng gets up from the sofa and pads over to the television, extending a single claw and delicately turning it on before pressing the button on Nathans answer machine>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 February 25, 2011, 12:48:24 AM
The place seems strangely quiet after the chaos of the towerblock roof but seconds before. As Feng settles herself on the sofa her eye is drawn to the blinking light on Nathan's answer machine.

Sung Feng

<stretching widely Feng gets up from the sofa and pads over to the television, extending a single claw and delicately turning it on before pressing the button on Nathans answer machine>

There is a beep from Nathan's machine then..

Xaio

hey guys assuming you get this then your back ok, so good... I'm going down to Luna's to hang out and see if I can't keep Tommy too bothered about me to check on anything else, give me a call if you need me. <short pause> hope you're all ok. <beep>

Still tuned to the SAR24 news channel from earlier the TV flickers on to a slightly dusty looking reporter being filmed in front of a police road block. behind him thick black smoke can be seen billowing up from somewhere at street level and from half way up a tall skyscraper.

Reporter

<flinches slightly as another explosion cracks the air behind him and a billow of dust settles over him> ...police statement.  
Some eye witness accounts say that the military were firing indiscriminately and that many of the civilian causalities were from their actions. But the only thing we can really be sure of at this point is that whoever the target of the raid was they certainly put up greater resistance than was apparently expected.

The wreakage of a helicopter gunship can still be seen burning in the street behind me, and although unconfirmed by official sources one estimate suggests around 6 of the elite Tèzhǒngbùduì have been ki...
<a black gloved hand suddenly appears half obscuring the shot and the camera is pivoted to point at the pavement> Hey you can't do that! I'm authorised by the ..hooof! <the screen goes black for a split second then comes back on pointing at a surprised looking studio anchorman>

<beep>

Jake

anyone there?... ...I'm like sooo bored!  ...so anyway I'm going to meet up with a couple of buddies of mine and we're going to hit the mahjong bars down near the shipping docks, thought I could do a bit of asking around and see if anyone knew anything about Bioshits doings.. Cool, so I'll like catch up with you guys later... ... bye! <beep, beep ..the light stops blinking>

Anchorman

<surprised look instantly disappears> We'll have more from the scene as it comes in. <shuffles his papers for a second> ..so here from earlier is some of the footage shot by an amateur at the scene of the shootout

<the screen flicks over to a slightly grainy shot of the top of a tower building, the sounds of automatic gunfire can be clearly heard and the occasional flash silhouettes the roofline against the black sky, the camera shot then pans to a black helicopter hovering above the building there is a sudden loud clatter of machine gun fire and a belch of bright muzzle flare can be seen from the side of the aircraft.

The camera shot goes blurry as it is clearly moved rapidly away and there is a moment of bleeped swearing, then it comes back on – now it appears being shot from half round a corner.

A rocket streaks out from under the helicopter leaving a bright white spot in the centre of the shot for a few moments, before the camera readjusts just in time to see the rocket explode inside the tower block opposite.

More black shaky cam and bleeped swearing follows, then the camera shot comes back up just in time to see the helicopter beginning to wobble, then it lurches once and a black form is seen to jump from it towards the roof of the building just as the aircraft begins to slew sideways. A voice nearby shouts *bleep* ..get out of here! ..it’s going to crash!

The screen flicks back to the anchorman>

Anchorman
<looking over his shoulder at the screen behind him, then turns back to the camera> Dramatic stuff. So far no official comment has been made though many sources are linking the events with the recent surge in terrorist activities.
 
The assault at least appears to have been a joint military and HK Police action and at least one Police officer
<the screen behind suddenly displays a huge still image of Nathan in police uniform, hanging from a parachute, and holding a large cellophane wrapped crate full of what appears to be glass cubes> ...was seen making a dramatic exit from the.

<suddenly stops and puts his hand to his ear> ..apologies to our viewers but we seem to be experiencing some minor technical difficulties… we’re going to go over to our special report from the ongoing preparations for the winter Olympics to be held in Harbin city, mainland China this February.

<The screen flicks over to some uplifting music and skiers swishing through an Olympic rings graphic…>
: Re: 冰轮 - The back street outside Nathan's crib (PC chat)
: 50 March 09, 2011, 09:44:41 AM
The narrow alley outside of Nathan's is only just wide enough to allow the 40 foot articulated truck to squeeze in. Nevertheless somehow Jake has managed to park it up without even the smallest scratch on the clean white sides and bright BioServe logo.

Jake stands proudly at the front beaming as he shows his "prize" to Mei Lin, whilst Dylan finally crawls out from underneath holding the now disconnected parts of the tracker unit. At the back the doors have been opened with a swish of frigid air, revealing four narrow racks full of polystyrene cartons, each fitted with a small electronic display reader.

Jake

<Breathes on his sleeve, before polishing an imaginary bit of dirt off the front bumper> ..so like I totally have to crash this thing through a police blockade somewhere if you guys really don't want it!
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 March 11, 2011, 08:29:08 AM
Jake

...so anyway, you guys get up to anything interesting without me?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: claire_bear March 12, 2011, 09:34:31 PM
Mei Lin

Mei walks over towards Jake and throws her arms around him
Oh so much has happened Jake! And I thought I'd lost you again!
Please don't run off gambling again...
Though the truck is a pretty impressive win
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Afrodave March 13, 2011, 09:31:36 PM
KC

The boy was doing a good job of jumping between curious and sceptical while studying the truck. He turns towards Jake just in time to see the sickening greeting from Mei Lin, he rolls his eye in a exaggerated way and speaks to Jake while continuing to study the truck.

Just accidentally stole a date base off some terrorist lady and fought the Chinese army at the same time. He quickly turns around to look at Jake with a pleased smile on his face. And I dodged missiles while floating above a skyscraper. The boy doesn't wait to see Jakes reaction as he quickly turns back towards the truck.
 
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 March 21, 2011, 11:45:26 PM
Jake

<Ignores KC and beams as Mei Lin embraces him> Looks Like its totally my lucky night! <nods towards the truck> ...hey, you know I think it's even got a bed in there and everything!.. <grins>
: Re: 冰轮 - A layby just west of Tia Tam Park (PC chat)
: 50 March 24, 2011, 02:28:24 PM
Later...

Jake pulls the massive truck into the layby, turns the engine off and hops out, scanning around in the darkness for anyone else...
: Re: 冰轮 - The way between worlds (PC chat)
: 50 April 01, 2011, 11:28:09 AM
Somewhere in the eldritch mists of the path between Earth and the Lingshi...

Jake

So that was like... intense! <peers through the truck windscreen> Err.. where are we exactly?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 May 25, 2011, 10:19:49 AM
...over two weeks have passed when the Guǐ-team next venture into the neon embrace of Luna club.

Mike gives a friendly wave as Jonny, Mei Lin, KC, Dylan, Lei and Sung Feng walk into the main room, before heading quickly over to the restaurant.

There the previously brusque Matre'd is obsequious to a fault when he catches sight of bulging hell money stuffed purse of Lin, and quickly steers them to a private booth.

As the first course arrives Tommy Luk makes a brief appearance at the room entrance, joined momentarily by a woman in a white leather jacket. They look over at the table and exchange a few words before Tommy heads back into the club, the woman lingers for a few moments longer before herself turning away...
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant May 25, 2011, 10:49:24 AM
Jonny Li
Damn, I was hoping she was going to come over...but what do we say to the agents of heaven, and how do we get them to help us nail Chang without upsetting Lo Pan?
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 June 24, 2011, 07:18:38 AM
The next night, outside a private residence in the Victoria Hills area of uptown Hong Kong..

Feng

<reappears breifly, back in human form, just outside Changs house, before heading inside. A few minutes pass before she emerges gently  carrying a young girl in her arms, the child's weeping can just be heard from the place her little face is buried in Feng's shoulder. Cooing reassuringly to the little one as she moves Feng heads strraight over to Pai> i am very sorry to inconvenience you but i need a lift, it won't take long, i'll wait for you by your car <quietly> she doesn't need to see any of this... <not waiting for an answer she heads to Pai's car, still talking soothingly to the child>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: 50 June 24, 2011, 11:44:12 AM
Lia Pai

<looks up from where she kneels tending to the critically injured Tony. As Feng walks off she looks down again, ties off the last of the field dressing and stands up>

You <points at Dylan> ..you were a cop, so come here and try to keep this man alive.

<Turns to Jonny and nods over to where the gape mouthed and black eyed Samo slowly stalks towards the remaining two Security guards> best stop him before we start another fire-fight!

<then turns and walks briskly after Feng, zapping the white Ferrari's door locks as she does> Put the girl in the back...

: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Ant June 24, 2011, 12:04:41 PM
Jonny's Li

<rolls his eyes but moves to grab Sammo>
: Re: 冰轮 - Luna Club (PC chat)
: Josh June 24, 2011, 02:44:26 PM
Dylan

Well aren't you a delight? <Mutters Dylan, as his greeting is cut short by Pai's orders.  She walks away as Dylan slings the rifle on his back and kneels down to Tony>  Hey buddy <he smiles, eyeing Tony's extensive wounds nervously> what say we get you fixed up?  I really shouldn't be moving you right now, but unless Jonny gets there first, Sammo's going to bring a whole heap of trouble this way...

<With that, Dylan hooks Tony's arms and begins to drag him towards the train, which still sits on the tarmac.  Once inside he calls over a couple of the more headstrong passengers already aboard.  Two of them kneel beside Tony.>

Okay Tony I need you to lift your arm for me.  <Tony does so>  And wiggle your foot?  <Tony shoots Dylan a doubting glance, but does as he is told>  Good, no spinal damage.  <Dylan turns to one of the newcomers, tearing his police-issue shirt as he does so>  I need you to take this and press down on the wound here <he points to one of the sodden field dressings.  The gentleman nods and presses down on Tony's chest.  Dylan removes his belt and hands it to the second passenger>  Tie this around his thigh on that side and pull it tight.  Really tight.  That's it.  <Dylan exhales, looking around for KC>  Okay Tony, I'm leaving you for just a couple of minutes.  We can't take you to the hospital with gunshot wounds, but we're going to bring the hospital to you.  Look after him <he whispers to his newfound associates, before exiting the train>

KC! <he calls, before the boy finally makes his presence known.>  We need haemostatic medicine, bandages, surgical tape, and superglue.  <He thinks for a moment>  Also, a pair of forceps, and some surgical suture.  Do you think you can get them from the hospital?
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: Nitch June 24, 2011, 06:40:08 PM
Feng

<pulls open the car door and sits the young girl down onto the back seat, coaxing her arms free from her neck. Standing again she pushes the car door so it's only a little ajar and calls over to Dylan> I'm sorry to leave at a time like this, I can't imagine I will be of any help but I will be straight back after the little one is safe, ring me if there's anything dire <to Tony in english> Hang in there hot stuff, he'll patch you up in no time <she winks at him but her smile fades to a look of worry as she climbs into the car and continues to comfort the child>
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: 50 June 27, 2011, 11:55:38 AM
Lia Pai

<pauses next to the driver’s door and calls over to the others> You need to clean up your fingerprints as best you can gentlemen, otherwise you will have little chance of clearing your names with Heaven regardless of my testimony <goes to duck into the car, then pauses for a moment> ...but not by killing everyone please.

<Climbs into the driver’s seat and shuts the door, just audible as the door shuts> Feng, I warn you, you r..*clunk*...

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: Ant June 27, 2011, 12:04:50 PM
Jonny Li
I'm guessing she doesn't mean literal finger prints...which means we need to get rid of the camera footage, any calls to the police and deal with any witnesses without killing them apparently...
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: 50 June 27, 2011, 02:49:51 PM
Lia Pai

<The drivers side window slides down a bit and Pai calls through> Hey Jonny, we're off... be back as quick as we can. <glances into the back of the car> ..ring me when you move and we'll catch up as soon as we can... and try not to destroy anything else.

With a faint electric hum the window slides shut again, then the ferrari's engine gives out a turbo roar before it screeches off down the hill towards Hong Kong Central.
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: Ant June 27, 2011, 04:02:43 PM
Jonny Li

<raises his eyebrows then chuckles as the White sports car speeds off> Heh does that mean I'm her deputy now? I think it does... <looks round at the scene> So what needs doing, and who needs to do it?
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: Afrodave June 27, 2011, 08:03:55 PM
KC

The boy looks around at the mess he's created, he never pictured this happening and it takes him a few moments to wake up as Pai shouts at him for his recklessness. The disaster scene is forgot as he sees his friend Tony laid out and Dylan over to top of him. Like lightening he'ss at his side trying to help but just getting in the way of Dylan.

Tony, sorry. I wanted to get here quickly but then the gun, transport needed, train... sorry what can I do. Most of it is rambling and only Dylan brings him back as he concentrates on his list of items and nods after everyone.

I'll get them Dylan, Just keep him alive. He looks back down at Tony trying not to look at his chest and blame himself.

You'll be all right Tony, Dylan will fix you up and then we go get your brothers. He stands up but as he looks down at his dying friend he can't seem to move or look away, is this the last time he'll see him alive keeping him from leaving, until a shout from Dylan pieces his thoughts. He turn and runs before he has second thoughts again.

As he leave you hear him shouting. Hang on Tony, I won't be long, just hang on please. With that the boy disappears from sight.
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: 50 July 06, 2011, 09:30:38 AM
Aftermath...

The oddly pleasing Chinese strings-and-bass sounds of the side dance floor echo lightly through the main strip of Luna Club, as fine counterpoint to the faint buzz of chatter. Mike stands behind the broad copper bar chatting amiably with the curvaceous Luna as she sips from a tall stemmed glass.

A somewhat recovered Tony hovers near the blue-glass entrance doors, holding onto his bandaged side, looking a little lost and attempting small talk with the huge and huger Nutou and Mamian. Sat at one of the restaurant tables watching him with interest over a small plate of delicately dressed fish is the elegant Mai Mao.

Further in Xaio sits at one of the tall glass-topped tables laughing at some shared joke with a couple of her girlfriends, on the opposite side of the room Tommy Luk stands staring at her with a deep frown on his face, every now and then he takes a gulp of some dark liquor from a tumbler in front of him.

Towards the back of the room Hai stands watching with interest a game of Go being played out between two old men, Lu sits on a tall bar stool opposite waving his cheroot holder and offering one of the players some 'advice'....
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: Ant July 06, 2011, 09:53:26 AM
Jonny Li walks up the stairs and into Luna Club, not with a brash swagger as might be expected but a calmness that may not have been in him previously. He gives a hello to Tony on the way past and a nod to anyone that catches his eye as he heads to the bar...
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: Nitch July 06, 2011, 03:36:03 PM
Feng

<a sleek white cat with large emerald eyes and silver bell on a delicate chain around its neck bounds up the last of the stairs and sways elegantly into Luna club. Pausing only to rub its face against the the calf's of both Nutou and Mamian (possibly as a greeting??) it heads off into the crowd. Half way through the room it stops and sniffs the air a couple of times before turning and heading back towards the doors, settling to sit in front of Tony, its eyes fixed up at him from a slightly tilted head.
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p307/Evil_Fairy_Nitch/SungFengCatFeng.jpg)
The cat vanishes into a vaporous cloud and seconds later Feng is stood in it's place>
Mow!...... <frowns before laughing> sorry, I meant hello <smiles> And you're alive! Well dones to Dylan all round I think <gestures to the bar in the direction Jonny is headed> Come on, I think celebratory drinks are in order! <starts to wander away towards the bar>
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: 50 July 06, 2011, 03:47:20 PM
Tony

looks nervous as the cat approaches but then breaks into a smile when Feng materialises> (in english) yep alive and kicking just about! <follows Feng and Jonny> ..so did you guys get that guy that you were trying to get then? <stops and frowns at his own words, then laughs> ...or whatever it was you were doing!
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: Ant July 06, 2011, 03:52:24 PM
Jonny Li

<Smiles at seeing Tony> Tony, good to see you up and walking, yes, we got the guy, it took some doing though, and maybe there is more still to be done...finding your brother for one thing
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: Afrodave July 06, 2011, 05:11:46 PM
KC

The boy enters the club, his hood is down and the edginess he use to have walk in has gone, he still give the room a quick scan but it's obvious he's more relaxed and comfortable being here.  He spots Hai and heads over before meeting up with the rest.  He stands a pace back out of respect.

Hello Hai. Thanks for the help, I don't think I'd be walking back in here without it.  He looks at the game going on and then turns back to the silver/white man with a smile. I'm not as busy now, could always have that next game tonight.
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: claire_bear July 06, 2011, 05:43:22 PM
Mei Lin

Mei Lin strides into the club and waves to a few of her friends before joining Jonny at the bar
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: Ant July 06, 2011, 05:49:57 PM
Jonny Li

<Smiles at Mei Lin as she comes over> Good evening princess, how does it feel to have vanquished your nemesis?
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: Nitch July 06, 2011, 06:44:37 PM
Feng

<In a somewhat overly epic voice> And drowning all his origami minions in the harsh, uncaring rain of vengeance!
<smiles and leans on the bar to get Mike's attention>
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: Ant July 06, 2011, 07:31:25 PM
Jonny Li

<laugh> I sound like a voice over for one of Mei's films
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: 50 July 07, 2011, 07:46:37 AM
KC

The boy enters the club, his hood is down and the edginess he use to have walk in has gone, he still give the room a quick scan but it's obvious he's more relaxed and comfortable being here.  He spots Hai and heads over before meeting up with the rest.  He stands a pace back out of respect.

Hello Hai. Thanks for the help, I don't think I'd be walking back in here without it.  He looks at the game going on and then turns back to the silver/white man with a smile. I'm not as busy now, could always have that next game tonight.

Hai

<Makes a short bow with the faintest hint of a smile> it was nothing more than your message passed on with expedience ...but you are welcome nonetheless <glances at the board, then back to KC> yes, I would like that I think.. and perhaps we may be able to discuss other matters now your circumstances have become less tangled.
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: 50 July 07, 2011, 07:59:43 AM
Jonny Li

<Smiles at seeing Tony> Tony, good to see you up and walking, yes, we got the guy, it took some doing though, and maybe there is more still to be done...finding your brother for one thing

Tony


<grins at the 'voiceover'> You'd never be able to pitch this movie.. too far-fetched! <smile fades a little> but yeah, not over for me.. I think Lo Pan, or Bioserve, or whatever have still got my brother captive somewhere, and maybe a lot more folk as well. <sighs, then smiles again (if a little forced)> still, not tonight eh, lets celebrate your victory.

Mike

<comes over at the end of Tonys sentence> hey dudes! a celebration eh? ..sweet! Much better than the usual <pulls a long, drawn 'sad' face> boo-hoo, I'm all like dead and angsty! <laughs> ..sometimes this place is so emo!!

<shakes his head, and smiles> ..anyhoo, what can I get you guys?
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: Ant July 07, 2011, 09:38:31 AM
Jonny Li

Well a round for me and my friends here, and one for yourself of course Mike.
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: Nitch July 07, 2011, 01:16:31 PM
Feng

<gives Tony an understanding smile> Don't worry, turns out we're really good at hunting down peoples siblings and preforming legendary rescues. Oh! other Feng has this huge database thing, later we can see if your brothers in there somewhere

<grins to Mike> And a Black Forest Gateau (http://www.cocktail.uk.com/Shooter-Recipe/Black-forest-cake.htm/) for everyone on me please
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: Geordie_Lad July 07, 2011, 01:21:14 PM
Sammo

Summo nods to Nutou and Mamian as he strides in; he's looking a bit happier than usual, with a bit of a smile on his face. He nods to Luna as he walks to the bar, sitting on a stool next to the others.
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: 50 July 07, 2011, 02:24:56 PM
Mike

<starts to get the drinks> So you bro's wanna lay the word on ol' Mike so I can pass on the good stuff? <nods to Sammo as he arrives> ..sort of the barmans job to know the goss ...that's if it ain't secret or anything.
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: Nitch July 07, 2011, 05:59:26 PM
Feng

We somehow managed to battle through the Ling Shi, rescue my sister, get back, get ourselves out of trouble with heaven, defeat our ultimate foe in battle and not get completely wiped from the face of existence in the process
<sighs as her smile drops> Though we did not do it without loosing a few of our number <when the drinks arrive she will hand out a shot to everyone> To Nathan and to Jake, in judgement may they be rewarded for there efforts in life and afterlife
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: Ant July 07, 2011, 07:43:57 PM
Jonny Li

It might be argued they have served some penance but I dont think the judges will be too impressed
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: Afrodave July 07, 2011, 07:48:16 PM
Hai

<Makes a short bow with the faintest hint of a smile> it was nothing more than your message passed on with expedience ...but you are welcome nonetheless <glances at the board, then back to KC> yes, I would like that I think.. and perhaps we may be able to discuss other matters now your circumstances have become less tangled.

KC

The boy bows back and smiles, he turns to look at the ones he liked to think of as companions standing at the bar and glances at Xaio as he turns back to Hai with a dampened mood. I don't mind some entanglement, keeps you grounded I guess. But some I'm glad to be rid of finally. The boy steps back slightly and gives a small bow. We will speak more tonight over a game of weiqi, but I must talk with my frien... my companion and a few others. The boy gives another quick bow and readies to leave with Hai's blessing.
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: Nitch July 07, 2011, 08:44:41 PM
Feng

<holding up a shot glass Feng waves, over enthusiastically, at KC and points to it, while unnoticed accidentally spills half of it over Tony>
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: 50 July 07, 2011, 10:41:23 PM
Feng

<holding up a shot glass Feng waves, over enthusiastically, at KC and points to it, while unnoticed accidentally spills half of it over Tony>

Tony

<jumps back, then with a smile> hey go easy with the alcohol throwing! <points at his chest with a mock frown...these are bullet holes goddamit!
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: Nitch July 08, 2011, 11:57:18 AM
Feng

<lowers the shot glass and looks at Tony> Whoops! sorry..... I mean... er... <grins> I was doing you a favour, keeping the wounds clean, stopping infection, it was in no way clumsy or ridiclous but deliberate and caring! Either way can I get another shot please Mike?
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: Afrodave July 08, 2011, 05:34:16 PM
KC

The boy laughs a little seeing Feng drop the shot on Tony but as they are distracted for a moment he darts into the crowd wanting to see someone else before meeting up with the rest again. When Feng turns back KC isn't there but after a quick look around he is spotted again, stepping out of the crowd and standing in front of Xaio and her friends waiting to get Xaio's attention to speak with her.
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: 50 July 08, 2011, 10:01:35 PM
Xaio

<smiles brightly when she spots KC waiting and slides off her chair to come over (leaving her two girlfriends giggling and exchanging whispers behind their hands as they watch)> Hey KC, I am truly glad to see you made it afterall! <glances over to the bar, then quickly round the rest of the club> did Dylan...
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: 50 July 08, 2011, 10:13:37 PM
Feng

<lowers the shot glass and looks at Tony> Whoops! sorry..... I mean... er... <grins> I was doing you a favour, keeping the wounds clean, stopping infection, it was in no way clumsy or ridiclous but deliberate and caring! Either way can I get another shot please Mike?

Mike

<chuckles as he mixes another shot and says to Tony> ..you'd better watch yourself there bro.. <nods at Feng> ..next she'll be spilling some wine on your trousers, then offering to get them cleaned ...maybe suggesting you could even get a shower at her place whilst she puts them through the wash. Next thing you know... <grins and winks at Feng>
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: Ant July 08, 2011, 11:58:39 PM
Jonny Li

<mutters> Yeah, next thing is your head is in a chest freezer and your body parts are components in a modern art installation...
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: Nitch July 09, 2011, 12:17:17 AM
Feng

<laughs and puts on a look of feigned shock> Why Mike to suggest I could attempt such an act of deception <to Tony with an innocent smile> though I do need a new model for my latest project, you might need to be in various states of undress but of course its all in the name of art <grins and winks to Mike>
<turns back to Tony> And don't listen to Jonny he knows nothing about art, you're head wouldn't be in the freezer, it would be the focal point <smiles and downs her shot>
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: Ant July 09, 2011, 12:22:45 AM
Jonny Li

<laughs> Why is it I only meet psychotic women in this club?
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: Afrodave July 09, 2011, 10:28:36 AM
Xaio

<smiles brightly when she spots KC waiting and slides off her chair to come over (leaving her two girlfriends giggling and exchanging whispers behind their hands as they watch)> Hey KC, I am truly glad to see you made it afterall! <glances over to the bar, then quickly round the rest of the club> did Dylan...

KC

The boys smile beams at the mention of him making it but then quickly disappears at the mention of Dylan. He looses his confidence he had just a minute ago but then realised what she was asking and how his expression would come across to her. So he quickly smiles again.

Dylan is fine, he made it out. He's not turned up yet probably wrestling some chi from an old lady The boy laughs at the image of Dylan struggling with an old lady to suck her chi. The boy quickly stops thinking about that as he realises he's talk to Xaio. We defeated Chang and got our ashes back, life's become a little freer for now.
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: Ant July 09, 2011, 11:39:45 AM
Jonny Li

<looks over to where KC is having his heart ripped from his chest but says nothing, but turns to Mike and asks> So how has Tommy Luk been behaving recently? Any sign of his boss Lai Pai?
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: 50 July 10, 2011, 07:58:10 PM
Mike

<Chuckles as Tony blushes at the comments about him, then turns to Jonny> nah, not seen Pai since she left with you guys before, but whatever she said to Luk has certainly crimped his style. <glances over and shakes his head> ..he not a happy soldier at all! ....he was drinking quite a bit to start with, but he's really been hitting it since Xaio came in a couple of hours ago.

<leans forwards as he slides another round over, then glancing at Luna to make sure she's not watching> to be honest, I reckon if the boss wasn't treading a fine line with Heaven she'd have had him thrown out by now in case he kicked off...
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: Ant July 10, 2011, 08:08:35 PM
Jonny Li

Heh, where is the boss anyway, I'd like to offer her my thanks for her patience with us in the last couple of days...and maybe ask her if she wants me to get rid of Tommy Luk
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: 50 July 10, 2011, 08:10:13 PM
Xaio

<smiles brightly when she spots KC waiting and slides off her chair to come over (leaving her two girlfriends giggling and exchanging whispers behind their hands as they watch)> Hey KC, I am truly glad to see you made it afterall! <glances over to the bar, then quickly round the rest of the club> did Dylan...

KC

The boys smile beams at the mention of him making it but then quickly disappears at the mention of Dylan. He looses his confidence he had just a minute ago but then realised what she was asking and how his expression would come across to her. So he quickly smiles again.

Dylan is fine, he made it out. He's not turned up yet probably wrestling some chi from an old lady The boy laughs at the image of Dylan struggling with an old lady to suck her chi. The boy quickly stops thinking about that as he realises he's talk to Xaio. We defeated Chang and got our ashes back, life's become a little freer for now.

Xaio

<smiles again> ...you know what kid, that's a pretty awesome result all things considered! <steps forward and puts her arm round KC's shoulders and steers him back towards the bar> ..come on then, let this girl buy you a drink and you can give me the blow by blow of how you kicked butt!
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: 50 July 11, 2011, 10:50:03 AM
Jonny Li

Heh, where is the boss anyway, I'd like to offer her my thanks for her patience with us in the last couple of days...and maybe ask her if she wants me to get rid of Tommy Luk


Mike gives a little nod towards the far end of the bar where you can see Luna sat chatting with a tall business suited man.
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: Nitch July 11, 2011, 12:19:29 PM
Feng

I think all of us would love to throw Tommy Luk out on his ass but I think if it's anyone, it has got to be Mei Lin, he's taken such a shine to her <chuckles>
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: Afrodave July 11, 2011, 08:47:02 PM
KC

The boy can be seen to have mixed emotions between being congratulated and called a kid but he can't help but be happy talking to Xaio. He tenses up as Xaio puts her arm around him and it takes him a moment to relax as he walks to the bar with her. His mind going over things that are good to say and aren't, things that he wants to say and things that he should say to impress her.
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: 50 July 11, 2011, 10:23:29 PM
Xaio

<when she reaches the bar sits on a tall stool and leans over to look at the drinks shelf> ..sooo KC, what do you think.. should we celebrate posh style with some bubbles, or just hit the weird stuff?

<turns back with a smile, then waves to Jonny and Feng> oh, and congratulations to you guys as well!
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: Ant July 11, 2011, 11:14:31 PM
Jonny Li

<raises his glass to Xaio and then turns back to Feng, et al> That just cruel right there
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: Nitch July 12, 2011, 11:54:20 AM
Feng

<smiles and waves back to Xaio, turns back to the group and shrugs> It is but KC doesn't seem to be complaining, we just have to hide Dylan when he arrives, that's when it will be truly cruel....
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 12:10:33 PM
Jonny Li

<shrugs> It would be if Dylan wasn't the most oblivious man on the planet...I'll just enjoy the spectacle for now
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: 50 July 12, 2011, 12:36:56 PM
Tony

(in english)
..so I don't understand, I thought KC and Dylan were best buddies? <Takes a sip of beer and wrinkles his nose a little> mm, still can't get used to your chinese lager, give me a pint of the black stuff any day!
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 12:51:34 PM
Jonny Li

I don't know if they are best buddies, I'm not sure either of them knows what that means, besides, isn't all fair in love and war?
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: Nitch July 12, 2011, 12:52:06 PM
Feng

<gives Tony a confused look> Black stuff?...... <shrugs and continues> They are somewhat inseperable, for good or ill, but with Xaio its all confused, you see KC likes Xiao, she likes Dylan and Dylan is either entirely obliblivious or really, really repressed
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 12:56:27 PM
Jonny Li

Maybe Dylan likes KC? Actually I think he is he is holding his heart for someone else...
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: 50 July 12, 2011, 01:29:22 PM
Tony

<looks confused himself for a moment, then shakes his head> ..and I thought everything was supposed to become clear once you had passed over!
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 01:37:27 PM
Jonny Li

Maybe it does in the west? Anyway, I suspect the Dylan Xaio KC triangle will be resolved by the edicts of heaven, rather than their choices
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: 50 July 12, 2011, 01:49:40 PM
Tony

<bites his lip for a moment> No offence guys... but can you even feel love like that when your dead? ...I mean like the vampires back home sometimes get all 'yearny' after the things they felt in life... but honestly, I never heard of one who wasn't a seriously cold-fish when it came down to it...

<suddenly realises what he's saying> err... not that it's necessarily the same for you guys! ...I'd have just thought that the passion of the flesh would have.. y'know... gone when the flesh did... err, well, whatever.. <gives a sheepish look and takes another slug of beer>
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: Nitch July 12, 2011, 01:55:09 PM
Feng

<looks thoughtful> I don't know....... I've been far to busy to wonder or even experiment.... Everything else so far has been the same except the obvious 'being dead'...... And emotionally it's all good, but physically...... <gets lost in thought>
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 01:58:54 PM
Jonny Li

It's a fair question, from my own experience we gui feel passions still, theyay be more inclined to one passion over another, usually revenge and anger, but I think what we were in life we are simply more so in, well, death or our inclination to protect grows stronger, or to survive.

I think it's whatever passion led to our demise controls us more afterwards. Besides, I though western vampires were all sparkly and full of brooding angst?

As for the physical act while food and drink are no longer needed, a good meal and a tasty drink are still much appreciated, don't you think Feng?
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: Nitch July 12, 2011, 02:19:30 PM
Feng

<chuckles about the comment on western vampires before continuing> A good meal is definitely satisfying, perhaps other more vigorous pleasures would be equally so. Though only Lingshi food is satisfying so perhaps only the company of other Gui or mystical beings has an effect?
<stops looking thoughtful and shrugs with a grin> Only one way to find out i guess, have fair warning that I'm far to curious now so volunteer or I'm pouncing on someone, so anyone fancy a kiss?
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 02:23:02 PM
Jonny Li

<laughs> Best look our for Mei Lin, if she sees she could level the entire block...but in the interests of, er, science, I am sure Mike will take one for the team...
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: 50 July 12, 2011, 02:35:26 PM
Mike

<laughs> hey bro, you know Mike is always up for satisfying the laydeez.. but Luna would have my head for a handbag if she saw me on the job on the job, if you know what I mean! <grins> what about Irish here, he seems like he could help you blow out the cobwebs <winks>
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 02:38:29 PM
Jonny Li

Well in the interests of the experiment I think a selection of supernatural creatures would be best not to mention mortals as well...
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: Nitch July 12, 2011, 03:04:27 PM
Feng

<with an exaggerated sigh> Wow rejected! <wipes a pretend tear from her check> and all I was wanted was a single loving kiss.... and just a kiss before you suggest otherwise Mike!
<mockingly pulls a brave face> I shall have to use my years as an artist to take such harsh criticism on the chin....
<attempts to look forlorn for a while before breaking into a grin and laughing>
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 03:22:00 PM
Jonny Li

 <chuckles> How could anyone who can change into a dragon need such validation
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: 50 July 12, 2011, 03:23:12 PM
Mike

<chuckles> ..sorry babe, I guess Mike is just an all or nothin sort of Guǐ

<glances down the bar towards Luna then takes a sneaky shot of something himself> ..but what about Jonny-boy here
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: Nitch July 12, 2011, 03:28:28 PM
Feng

I just assumed that as some masterful martial arts bad ass his ways of chi manipulation meant he had bypasses the need for such deliciously naughty practices
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 03:30:35 PM
Jonny Li

Turns out, it's vital for managing the flow of chi, it's why so many taoists are evil wizards, they don't know this and so abstain. <takes a sip of his beer> True story...
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: 50 July 12, 2011, 03:46:00 PM
Mike

<laughs> ..good line bro! <turns as someone else calls an order from further up the bar> but no seriously, Guǐ can bump uglies as much as they like, with who they like, mortal or otherwise, ya just gotta remember not to suck the breath out of your partner in the throes!

<takes a last slug and turns to Tony> Chinese legends are full of Guǐ and mortals gettin it on... and demons and Guǐ... and snakes and mortals... and demons and rats.. well heck bro, you get the idea, we just aint repressed about it all like you catholic boys! <grins and hurries off as the customer calls again>
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 03:53:49 PM
Jonny Li

I keep offering Feng lessons in chi manipulation but she doesnt seem interested
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: Nitch July 12, 2011, 04:48:19 PM
Feng

Phew! The afterlife suddenly threatened to become very boring for a while there!
<grins at Jonny>That is indeed a good line Jonny, but I fear such a joining would be the end of one or both of us and a good section of Hong Kong<laughs>
<nudges Tony> There you go, the answer is that the western undead either lack free time or the imagination to know what to properly do with it
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: Ant July 12, 2011, 05:10:55 PM
Jonny Li

<looks crestfallen> But with my looks, charm, skill and brains and your ability to turn into a dragon we'd be awesome...also, I know all sorts about how to apply preassure to chi points for the best results.
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: 50 July 13, 2011, 02:48:43 AM
Tony

no wonder it gets complicated, immortality, love and passion sound like a dangerous mix!
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: Ant July 13, 2011, 07:51:35 AM
Jonny Li

Don't forget crazy volatile women
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: 50 July 13, 2011, 03:48:08 PM
Tony

<winces and puts a hand to his side> ow! ..pop, pop, go the ribs! <glances at Feng, then back to his beer> Think I'll finish this and head off guys, painkillers are wearing off.
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: Ant July 13, 2011, 03:52:14 PM
Jonny Li

Looks very painful, do you not have some way of er speeding up your recovery? I think I'll have to look into being able to do something like that...
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: Nitch July 13, 2011, 03:57:10 PM
Feng

<nods> Fair enough, I shall not interfere with your recovery and hope it continues to be swift, though could I perhaps borrow you before you head off?? I wanted to test the limits of my new found ability so could I perhaps request you transform into your were goat form?
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: Afrodave July 13, 2011, 05:05:51 PM
Xaio

<when she reaches the bar sits on a tall stool and leans over to look at the drinks shelf> ..sooo KC, what do you think.. should we celebrate posh style with some bubbles, or just hit the weird stuff?

<turns back with a smile, then waves to Jonny and Feng> oh, and congratulations to you guys as well!

KC

The boy pulls himself up onto a stool next to Xaio and takes a look at the drinks, he's not sure of the correct answer and sounds a little unsure as he speaks.

Err... Bubbly sounds good, not sure about the weird stuff. He gives her his best smile and hopes he gave the answer she wants and that he will like these bubbles.
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: 50 July 14, 2011, 12:26:35 PM
KC

The boy pulls himself up onto a stool next to Xaio and takes a look at the drinks, he's not sure of the correct answer and sounds a little unsure as he speaks.

Err... Bubbly sounds good, not sure about the weird stuff. He gives her his best smile and hopes he gave the answer she wants and that he will like these bubbles.

Xaio

<smiles> Good choice! <waits till Mike comes over> hmm.. could we have a bottle of Feuillatte's Palmes D'Or.. an 8 or a 12 preferably?

<Mike nods then heads off through the back door of the bar, Xaio turns back to KC> So come on then, what exactly happened then?
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: 50 July 14, 2011, 12:48:55 PM
Jonny Li

Looks very painful, do you not have some way of er speeding up your recovery? I think I'll have to look into being able to do something like that...

Feng

<nods> Fair enough, I shall not interfere with your recovery and hope it continues to be swift, though could I perhaps borrow you before you head off?? I wanted to test the limits of my new found ability so could I perhaps request you transform into your were goat form?

Tony

<nods a little> Well to be fair as a Dusios I am healing at a very accelerated rate compared to a normal human, the popping just then is my ligaments pulling on the ribs again and making them pop back into shape. <shrugs> still hurts like hell though!

<turns at Fengs request> Actually the shape change itself hurts quite a bit the first few times you do it, and it's tiring, plus I'd end up ripping another pair of jeans and this shirt and I haven't got a change of clothes..

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: Ant July 14, 2011, 01:00:01 PM
Jonny Li

<Raises his eyebrow> Shall I leave you two to discuss this in private... <without pausing too long for an answer Jonny looks round for someone else to talk to>
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: Nitch July 14, 2011, 01:23:44 PM
Feng

<holds her hands up half way through as Tony speaks, with a smile> No worries, some other night when you are healed and have other clothes, don't want you to end up wearing half my skirt again!
I only ask because I want to have look at a successful animal/human transformation that's entirely natural, I have tried it spontaneously once before but it....
<shivers at the thought> ....it wasn't pretty....
<looks a little uncomfortable > Anyway I know its an odd request but they seem to be my speciality,  I think I might be able to manage it but I don't really want to go in blindly again...
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: Ant July 14, 2011, 01:44:08 PM
Jonny Li

<mutters> Yeah, she'll want you at your strongest and most supple before she "works her mojo"...
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: 50 July 14, 2011, 01:49:44 PM
Tony

<smiles and goes a little pink> er.. well sure that's ok, I'll probably be a bit less than smooth if if your sat studying me though!
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: Nitch July 14, 2011, 01:58:04 PM
Feng

<smiles> That would possibly be a bit awkward but then again you can then laugh at me when I try to transform and end up a circus freak!...... <grins> well more so then usual
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: 50 July 14, 2011, 02:13:53 PM
Tony

<laughs> ..can't be worse than some of the messed up states I got stuck in when I was learning how to shift! <shakes his head, then finishes his beer and stands up> Anyway, thanks for the first nice bit of time I've had since I arrived

<takes out some money and puts it on the bar> This should buy you guys another.. I'll be at the Island Pacific hotel tonight, but I'll probably have to downgrade tomorrow to a B&B or something.. <looks over to where Jonny has wandered off> If you guys still think you might be able to help me find my brother, then maybe I could wander over here and meet you tomorrow night?
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: Ant July 14, 2011, 02:26:11 PM
Jonny Li

Well I'll do all I can to help you find him, least we could do really. And if you want I'll have a word with Geek Feng, see if you can crash there with the rest of us, and that reminds me of something...anyone seen Mei Lin tonight?
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: Nitch July 14, 2011, 02:45:27 PM
Feng

<to Jonny>I think I saw her walk in earlier but I don't know where she wandered off to...
<to Tony> Thanks then, being an animal is pretty fun but i do miss thumbs <puts her hands up and wiggles her thumbs> I think if I can master it then perhaps half human half tiger would suit me quite well, or perhaps a half wolf, if a little cliqued...
Either way we shall rally the gang and find your brother!
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: Afrodave July 14, 2011, 05:32:32 PM
KC

The boy pulls himself up onto a stool next to Xaio and takes a look at the drinks, he's not sure of the correct answer and sounds a little unsure as he speaks.

Err... Bubbly sounds good, not sure about the weird stuff. He gives her his best smile and hopes he gave the answer she wants and that he will like these bubbles.

Xaio

<smiles> Good choice! <waits till Mike comes over> hmm.. could we have a bottle of Feuillatte's Palmes D'Or.. an 8 or a 12 preferably?

<Mike nods then heads off through the back door of the bar, Xaio turns back to KC> So come on then, what exactly happened then?

KC

The boy smiles at getting the right choice but then looks a little confused when she orders the strange named drink, his mind is running with thoughts of what this drink could be and hopes he will like it and not embarrass himself.  He tries to forget the drink as he jumps into his story of entering the tower and confronting Chang. He's animated and explains the ride to the place and his use of power transporting everyone to their destinations simultaneously, he tries not to exaggerate the story too much but leaves out the part where he nearly got his arms ripped off by the Origami Guards, he's about to go on to the corridor part when Mike brings the drinks and he stops looking at what Mike brings, he remembers what bubbles are now, it's rich peoples drink. He's seen the rich before toasting to celebrations with the tall glasses. If his mouth could dry up and his hands could become sweaty they would be right now. He looks back at Xaio and gives another smile trying to hide his panic.

Ah good the drinks have come, I'm thirst and looks good. It's quite obvious in the sound of his voice that something is making him nervous but he keeps up his poker face with the smile.
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: Ant July 15, 2011, 07:34:29 AM
Jonny Li

<looks over at KC> I'm torn between wishing him luck and wanting to save him from being utterly crushed...
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: Josh July 20, 2011, 10:03:51 AM
Dylan

<Walks into the club in time to see Tony heading for the exit.  He stops and exchanges pleasantries with his friend, shaking his hand firmly, which seems to cause the Irishman some pain.  When Tony leaves, Dylan scours the floor, and spies the gang at one end of the bar.  He gives them a brief wave before taking a deep breath and straightening his shirt.  He strides confidently over to Xaio's group, who are sitting in their usual spot.  Xaio, however, isn't there.  They whisper briefly to one another, before giggling.  Dylan mentally rolls his eyes.  Eventually, two of the girls point over to the other end of the bar.  Dylan traces their fingers, spying Xaio.>

Thanks

<He smiles, bowing politely.  The girls giggle again.  A little less confidently, he strides over to Xaio.  As he approaches...>

Hi, can I get you a dri-oh.

<Dylan deflates>

Hi KC

<He waves lamely at the boy.  He smiles genuinely at Xaio>

Good to see you again

<With another gracious bow, he turns to the bar and orders a pint from Mike, before taking it over to where Jonny and Feng are discussing something.  He leans against the bar and sighs heavily, swigging from the glass>

Thousands of Hong Kong dollars I've saved for tonight, and she spends it with a kid that lives in the sewers.  Drinks anyone?

<He waves a few hundred dollars at Jonny and Feng with a strained smile>
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: Ant July 20, 2011, 10:43:04 AM
Jonny Li

<Nods as Dylan comes over> I'll take a drink, but if you want advice on women ask Mike...
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: 50 July 20, 2011, 12:03:40 PM
KC

The boy smiles at getting the right choice but then looks a little confused when she orders the strange named drink, his mind is running with thoughts of what this drink could be and hopes he will like it and not embarrass himself.  He tries to forget the drink as he jumps into his story of entering the tower and confronting Chang. He's animated and explains the ride to the place and his use of power transporting everyone to their destinations simultaneously, he tries not to exaggerate the story too much but leaves out the part where he nearly got his arms ripped off by the Origami Guards, he's about to go on to the corridor part when Mike brings the drinks and he stops looking at what Mike brings, he remembers what bubbles are now, it's rich peoples drink. He's seen the rich before toasting to celebrations with the tall glasses. If his mouth could dry up and his hands could become sweaty they would be right now. He looks back at Xaio and gives another smile trying to hide his panic.

Ah good the drinks have come, I'm thirst and looks good. It's quite obvious in the sound of his voice that something is making him nervous but he keeps up his poker face with the smile.

Xaio

<smiles as KC recounts the story, making appropriate ooo's and ahh's at the exciting bits. If she notices KC's nervousness she shows no sign of it> Well it certainly seems you have come into your powers in full now! <pours then both a glass of champagne, lifts hers> ..to your ChóngShēng KC, may it be everything you require of it!

<tilts the glass and takes a long sip letting the drink roll on her tongue for a moment before swallowing it and looking back at KC with a smile> Try it ..a good year ...and all the rarer a drink for being a true mortal offering and thus suitable for a Guǐ to consume! <Watches for a second but turns distracted turns as Dylan comes over>

Dylan

Hi, can I get you a dri-oh.

<Dylan deflates>

Hi KC

<He waves lamely at the boy.  He smiles genuinely at Xaio>

Good to see you again..

Xaio

<face breaks into a wide beaming smile> Dylan! <stands up and unconsciously smoothes her green lycra dress down> ..so you are still with us after all!  <pauses for a heartbeat> It's good to see you too...

<half steps forwards, as though maybe to hug Dylan... but stops and stiffens when Dylan quickly bows and turns away>

Dylan

<With another gracious bow, he turns to the bar and orders a pint from Mike, before taking it over to where Jonny and Feng are discussing something>

Xaio

<stands with her back to KC for a second as Dylan strides away.. then turns again and picks up her glass> Well it seems your friend doesn't wish to join us! <forces a smile back onto her face> ...doesn't know what he's missing! <clinks her glass against KC's>
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: Nitch July 20, 2011, 12:36:44 PM
Feng

<laughs> yeah, turns out he's a fountain of knowledge!

<watches the scene with growing discomfort, she starts fidgeting with her drink, shuffling her feet and trying to find somewhere to look before snapping and leaning close to Dylan, speaking quietly in a friendly manner> You know you're an idiot right?
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: Ant July 20, 2011, 02:15:33 PM
Jonny Li

Thank the buddas it's not just me that thinks that... <nods towards Xao and KC> You have been reborn, don't repeat your mistakes again...
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: Afrodave July 21, 2011, 06:06:29 PM

Xaio

<smiles as KC recounts the story, making appropriate ooo's and ahh's at the exciting bits. If she notices KC's nervousness she shows no sign of it> Well it certainly seems you have come into your powers in full now! <pours then both a glass of champagne, lifts hers> ..to your ChóngShēng KC, may it be everything you require of it!

<tilts the glass and takes a long sip letting the drink roll on her tongue for a moment before swallowing it and looking back at KC with a smile> Try it ..a good year ...and all the rarer a drink for being a true mortal offering and thus suitable for a Guǐ to consume! <Watches for a second but turns distracted turns as Dylan comes over>

Dylan

Hi, can I get you a dri-oh.

<Dylan deflates>

Hi KC

<He waves lamely at the boy.  He smiles genuinely at Xaio>

Good to see you again..

Xaio

<face breaks into a wide beaming smile> Dylan! <stands up and unconsciously smoothes her green lycra dress down> ..so you are still with us after all!  <pauses for a heartbeat> It's good to see you too...

<half steps forwards, as though maybe to hug Dylan... but stops and stiffens when Dylan quickly bows and turns away>

Dylan

<With another gracious bow, he turns to the bar and orders a pint from Mike, before taking it over to where Jonny and Feng are discussing something>

Xaio

<stands with her back to KC for a second as Dylan strides away.. then turns again and picks up her glass> Well it seems your friend doesn't wish to join us! <forces a smile back onto her face> ...doesn't know what he's missing! <clinks her glass against KC's>


KC

The boy beams with pride and feels his nervousness being replaced with confidence he picks up the glass but before he gets a taste Dylan approaches and he freezes like a cat in the headlights.  All the boy can think is 'Dylan's here game over'. He waves back weakly putting his glass down on the bar. The boy's about to make his excuses to leave when Dylan turns away and walks off.  The boy stares in shock as the cop walks away and then looks to Xaio when she turns back.

The boy quickly picks up his glass and watches it clink against Xaio's glass. Maybe he does like Bubbles. The boy tries to make a joke of the situation hoping it would help relieve the tension. He takes a sip of the tall glassed bubbles and copying Xaio keeps it in his mouth for a few moments before swallowing.

The boy looks down at the glass It interesting... He looks back up at Xaio. Like yourself Xaio. He leans a little closer to her and speaks softer. I won't go telling no one about your true nature, but if your the snake, who's the water dragon and who's the monkey? He pauses and hopes he hasn't gone to far with the question.
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: Ant July 21, 2011, 06:46:02 PM
Jonny  Li

<Watches the interplay between Dylan, KC and Xaio> Well, he has a tigers courage if nothing else
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: Nitch August 01, 2011, 10:38:38 AM
Feng

Courageous, Stupid, Stubborn? Who knows?.....
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: 50 August 01, 2011, 12:17:39 PM
KC

The boy beams with pride and feels his nervousness being replaced with confidence he picks up the glass but before he gets a taste Dylan approaches and he freezes like a cat in the headlights.  All the boy can think is 'Dylan's here game over'. He waves back weakly putting his glass down on the bar. The boy's about to make his excuses to leave when Dylan turns away and walks off.  The boy stares in shock as the cop walks away and then looks to Xaio when she turns back.

The boy quickly picks up his glass and watches it clink against Xaio's glass. Maybe he does like Bubbles. The boy tries to make a joke of the situation hoping it would help relieve the tension. He takes a sip of the tall glassed bubbles and copying Xaio keeps it in his mouth for a few moments before swallowing.

The boy looks down at the glass It interesting... He looks back up at Xaio. Like yourself Xaio. He leans a little closer to her and speaks softer. I won't go telling no one about your true nature, but if your the snake, who's the water dragon and who's the monkey? He pauses and hopes he hasn't gone to far with the question.

Xaio

<eyes narrow and she looks sharply up into KC's eyes for a lingering moment, then her gaze smoothes again> heh, I'm impressed you remembered.. or made the connection. <takes another sip and seems to consider for a moment> I shouldn't really talk about such things in  here ...but you do have fortune tonight, so.. <puts a hand on KC's shoulder and leans forward to whisper into his ear>
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: Ant August 01, 2011, 01:17:35 PM
Jonny Li

<Looks at Xaoi and KC, then at Dylan and shakes his head> More drinks everyone?
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: Nitch August 01, 2011, 02:09:12 PM
Feng

Sounds good, anything to distract from the soap going on in front of us....
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: Ant August 01, 2011, 02:31:54 PM
Jonny Li

Oh I don't know, it's really kind of entertaining...in a car crash kind of way, or a supporting the plucky under dog
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: 50 August 01, 2011, 10:46:39 PM
Xaio

<puts a hand on KC's shoulder and leans forward to whisper into his ear, her lips are so close that they just brush against the edge of KC's ear and her breath tickles the hairs of his temple.>

The water dragon is also a snake.. the Lady Whitesnake to be precise, or as you know her our very own Luna.

The Monkey is a man that lived eight thousand years ago that we both loved.
...He is dead now, but you have met his reincarnated soul, the Yāo​rén in silver and white.


KC

The boy starts to worry as she looks at him but then relaxes as she continues, he beams with a smile at her comment of his connection and fortune, as she leans in further he instantly tenses up but then quickly softens at the touch of her lips. He listens intently trying not to loose concentration and wonder into a dream world. When she finishes he pulls back slightly and turns his head so he's whispering near to her ear with a little shock and amusement.

So Hai's a 8000 year old Monkey Yāo​rén?, I knew he was interesting.

Xaio

<leans back and takes another sip of her drink, then still quietly but no longer whispering> ..no, not a monkey but the reincarnated soul of a love long dead...

<She glances in the direction of the other end of the bar, her view encompassing Dylan (& Jonny and Feng) and past them Luna, and further still Hai.. its hard to tell who she is looking at.. then her eyes flick back to KC's and she makes a little sigh>

Hai knows this.. and has, I think, learnt the story, but he does not remember.. The elixir of oblivion and several turns on the wheel of transmigration have seen that.. <shakes her head> So no, Hai is not the same man as the monkey in the picture.. Both Luna and myself made the mistake of thinking differently once, about his soul many incarnations ago.. but that is a long and sad story for another time..

<pours herself and KC another drink, before standing up, leaving her glass on the bar> Will you excuse me for a moment. <gives a little (sad?) smile and bob-bows to KC before heading in the direction of the rest-rooms>
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: Afrodave August 01, 2011, 11:16:12 PM
KC

The boy sees Hai further down the bar but quickly looks away remember what he learned from the Yāo​rén about staring at them. He's taken back a little by the story and doesn't really know what to say. As the boy is coming up with something deep and meaningful to comfort Xaio in his head, she pours the drinks and stands up. Before he manages to recite something he heard once she bow and walks towards the rest-room.

The boy turns back to his drink and then realises he's on his own at the bar and the others are further down, he feels uncomfortable like he's being watched but he doesn't want to look.

The boy takes his glass and has a sip, he holds the glass and plays around with it nervously. Really need to talk about something else.
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: Nitch August 04, 2011, 03:48:45 PM
Feng

<shakes her head> Poor KC, he tried his best but he's just not a sensitive soul <looks after Xaio> I wonder if she's ok??
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: Ant August 04, 2011, 04:21:54 PM
Jonny Li

<shrugs> Who knows, but if I were a prospective suitor, or maybe just an opportunist, I'd go and check...
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: Josh August 25, 2011, 11:18:12 AM
<Dylan coughs uncomfortably at the sight of Xaio and KC, before Jonny enquires about more drinks>

Make mine a double

<he asks Mike quietly, handing over a couple of notes to make up the difference.  He responds to Feng's observation:>

Yeah, I know that

<He smiles bitterly, glancing sidelong at Xaio, who seems to be glancing back in his direction.  He quickly averts his gaze, ruffling his hair and staring down at the tumbler in front of him.>

Bottoms up

<He gives a half-smile, raising his glass to the other two in very English fashion.>